You may have caught my recent post about the best give I ever gave. Now I just can’t resist telling you about the best gift I ever received. It happened this very Christmas and was a gift from my boys. Typically people think I’m hard to buy for (I don’t really get that) but apparently I’m really easy for my four and two year old. When Daddy took them shopping at Target, they picked out these bad boys.
Yep. Knitted Santa slipper socks. I never imagined that a gift that I would normally scoff at, a gift that had I passed it while browsing the aisles at Target would have wondered, “Who the heck BUYS this hideous stuff?”, apparently THAT is the perfect gift for me.
When Lucian presented me with the gift, the gift he had helped picked out with his brother I knew that I didn’t care what it was. Whatever it would be, it would be picked with love from my two little boys.
This gift immediately brought a huge smile, warmth to my heart and a giggle that I managed to suppress because really, these socks are just so very priceless.
There are a few benefits to receiving Santa slipper socks such as these:
1. They are super cozy with grippers on the bottom and I’ve been wearing them the last two days because they are just that cozy and display my love for the gift.
2. They are seasonal. ’nuff said.
3. The Santa heads are so fat, I couldn’t possibly stuff their little bodies in any shoe or even boot for that matter. (And it probably wouldn’t be very kind to suffocate them, now would it?) Therefore these socks will be making no public appearances.
4. My husband noticed that when my lounge pants cover the Santas it looks like devil horns are sticking out of my feet. Bonus.
As I started wearing them around my husband admitted they have a total creep factor and perhaps he should intervene next time the boys pick out something that might not be the best choice.
I say, let them pick out whatever they like. I just got the most memorable gift EVER. And I realized that it really is the thought that counts. No REALLY.