Even on days when I'm totally bumming, getting presents can turn my day around. Even when the presents are baby stuff. Last night, my mom came over to bring us a box of goodies my aunt in Orlando mailed to her. On top of the wedding album my aunt made for us (which only took her 1.75 years), she gave us a whole crapload of baby stuff. Baby Bargains; a name book (my aunt said her favorite boy name is Kaloosh and her favorite girl name is Pua...I don't think we'll be using those...); a lullaby CD; a onesie from my undergrad alma mater that we gave her when my cousin was born seven years ago (it has this super cute baby bobcat on it, minus the spoon); a cute little homemade card from my seven-year-old cousin; a Target gift card so I can go buy me some clothes (actually, it'll probably go toward diapers); a couple of books for the baby; a couple of really cute outfits (you'd get pictures if we had a working digital camera at the moment); a super soft, super adorable blanket that's soft on top and silky on the bottom; this book that both B and my mom (who snooped through the whole package as soon as she opened it and long before I knew it even existed) say is really cute; and, finally, and probably best, a baby blanket my great-grandma (who died when I was six or seven) crocheted for my aunt before she died.
My aunt got three blankets from Grandma Cook. She used one with my cousin, and just sent one to me and one to my little brother (whose potentially-his-but-maybe-not-babymomma-is-his-ex-and-living-with-someone-else-right-now baby is due a couple weeks before Lump...and is taking first grandchild status away from Lump...nope, not bitter about that at all...but that's a post for another day). She wrote the sweetest card to go with it, too. I got all teary-eyed when I got to that part of the package. It's green, white, and yellow (not the prettiest thing in the world, but a lot of Grandma Cook's creations tended to have...interesting...color schemes), soft, obviously old, and perfect. It means so much to me to have something from her.
I love presents. This just made my day yesterday.