I am a pretty enthusiastic gift-receiver. I love gifts! If anyone wants to give a few to me, I promise a reaction you'll be proud of. Handsome Hero? Well.............not so much. I used to be hurt by his less-than-exhuberant responses to my efforts to find him the perfect gift, but I slowly realized that it is just his way. He can be really happy with a gift, and only say, "Thanks, Honey." Not with an exclamation point. With a period. A small one.
When we had Ella, I thought I had a kindred spirit. She's crazy, like me, and excitable, like me. However, when she is given a gift, there's not much to write home about.
This is her reaction to getting a bike for her birthday. She, like her dad, needs to process things.
After a couple of minutes, we got some smiles out of her. Gift accepted.
Who wouldn't smile when receiving a princess bike?
Sidenote: when I was taking pictures, I realized I had an awesome shadow.
Anyway, it didn't take Ella long to take to her new ride.
And then she took off. Is this symbolic?
I choose to think it isn't.