On a quest

It’s the season of Advent, a time of preparation and waiting.  Advent is an eminently appropriate season for knitters.  We know that it takes an investment of time and love to prepare for Christmas, and that the most important gift is a gift of self.

Even though I try to keep my focus on Advent and not jump ahead to Christmas, some preparations must be on a fast track.  The Jesse tree (well, this year, a table) went up at church today.  It held slips of paper with a needy child’s first name, age, sizes, and gift request.  We got a nine-year old girl, and her packages must be back, wrapped and ready to deliver to the clearing house by December 13.

I must confess I have grandchildren that are young adults,  early grade schoolers,  a preschooler, and a toddler, but no nine-year olds.  Coffee hour after church found me skulking around, hoping to waylay a nine-year old and ask about toy preferences.  No luck there, either…teenagers and first graders again.

What to do?  Google is your friend!  I googled “gift for nine year old girl” and found this article.    It was very helpful, giving general categories, suggestions, and even typical prices.

I’ll be shopping for a bead jewelry-making kit, along with the required toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, and all those other Aw, Mom! gifts on the list.  It becomes a quest to give this child the nicest Christmas I can on the budget I have.


1 Comment

  1. Knitnana said,

    November 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    What a lovely plan!!!

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