My anxiety went up. The number of days left in July approached zero.
My daughter’s birthday was approaching, and I didn’t know what to get her.
Historically, that’s unusual for me. Finding birthday present(s) any other year has been a breeze.
- Sometimes it’s variations on a theme.
- Maybe there something for her home or hobbies.
- Often, I’ve taken a vacation and souvenirs were options.
Not this year. I was empty handed except for a pair of fuzzy socks I knew she’d enjoy during this year’s northern deep freeze.
She came to visit me her birthday weekend. Reluctantly I acknowledged to her I’d come up empty for ideas. “I don’t want to get just a silly trinket. I want to give you something you can use, something of value.”
At this point she, unknowingly, threw my romantic ramblings back in my face.
“Dad. It doesn’t have to be something big or practical. I like trinkets.”
My daughter loves to receive little gifts. The day some lucky guy decides to romance her, I’m going to give him a gift: she probably prefers to be romanced with gifts.
In 13 words, she reminded me that when someone prefers to be romanced with gifts, size doesn’t matter.
Does your sweetheart prefer to be romanced with little gifts? Don’t:
- Search for the perfect gift;
- Hunt for the largest gift;
- Pursue the Star of India.
Those who prefer to be romanced with gifts do so because the gift says, you took time from your schedule to find and select something just for me you thought would bring a moment of joy.
Size doesn’t matter when your sweetheart prefers to be romanced with gifts.
Now where do I find a Star-Wars-themed, teacher-oriented trinket or three for my daughter – which will arrive late.
Robert, a hopeless romantic
©Robert Beagle, 2018