|Can you guess? See below.|
This post is about a family tradition started by my father, who we lost three years ago. I think about him whenever I wrap a present because, although he was not good at shopping, when he came up with a gift he enjoyed making tricky tags! He would add a message to the tag but put dashes instead of some of the letters so the recipient would have to guess what was inside. The first one I remember was a little datebook when I was in high school or college, with a tag said something like, “For CLM, so she will K _ _ W WH _ _ E TO G _.
They got more complicated over the years and the rest of the family occasionally joins in. You have to strike the right balance between a little mystery but not so obscure no one can hazard a guess!
I think Buddy was telling me to look in the box for some awesome gardener's gloves that go practically to my elbows, protecting me from poison ivy! (Not that they keep the plants alive - now, that would be quite a gift!)
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Answer to Samantha's tag: Quiet Moment. Yes, any working mother with three children and a dog finds that quiet moments are in short supply.