Stories about children are adorable and this is no exception!

Morning Story and Dilbert

The year our youngest daughter, Shelly, was four, she received an unusual Christmas present from “Santa.”

She was the perfect age for Christmas, able to understand the true meaning of the season, but still completely enchanted by the magic of it. Her innocent joyfulness was compelling and catching — a great gift to parents, reminding us of what Christmas should represent no matter how old we are.

The most highly prized gift Shelly received that Christmas Eve was a giant bubble-maker, a simple device of plastic and cloth the inventor promised would create huge billowing bubbles, large enough to swallow a wide-eyed four-year-old. Both Shelly and I were excited about trying it out, but it was after dark so we’d have to wait until the next day.

Later that night I read the instruction booklet while Shelly played with some of her other new toys. The inventor of the bubble-maker…

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  1. Someone please tell me. When I reblog, do you get an e mail notification? Does it post to facebook?

  2. Glenda

    I got an email notification, but I’m not on FB right now. I’ll let you know about that later. Loved this story! We should all keep that joy from childhood as we become more “mature.”

  3. Thanks, Glenda. I think I have to deliberately post it to facebook. When I post something new, rather than reblog, I have to choose publicise and to what area. The wordpress site is sensitive regarding that sort of thing and I am glad. Although general readership is down in December, I have had a vistor ratio higher than usual. I am not a paid blogger, so it really doesn’t make a difference. If I gather some rewards in Heaven, that’s all I am interested in doing. Besides, writing is good therapy for me!

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