The Maker’s Favorite Gift

The Maker’s favorite gift was the same as it was last year. It was also the same gift he received somewhere around his birthday, which is conveniently located approximately half-way between Christmases.

Two words, in order of priority: tape and rope.

This boy loves him some tape and rope. Three times in the two or so weeks prior to Christmas, the Maker put on our grocery list “Duct Tape.” He’s been out for a month or more, and was reasonably upset that I came back from the store multiple times without any. Finally it occurred to me to suggest, “Maybe Santa will bring you some,” and that seemed to calm him down a bit.

So his biggest present contained

  • duct tape, 1 roll (they didn’t have the tear-by-hand kind, oh well)
  • painter’s tape, blue, 3 rolls
  • clear scotch tape, 3 rolls
  • multicolored laces, 1 pack
  • 500 feet of nylon rope, purple
  • heavy-duty household twine, 1 roll
  • standard cotton string, 1 roll
  • extra-wide masking tape, 4 rolls

It was great. It will last about 6 weeks. I’m gonna have to adjust our budget.


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2 Responses to The Maker’s Favorite Gift

  1. Mia Munn July 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    The best Christmas present we ever gave Andy and Evan was a 12-pack of masking tape and a giant roll of bubble wrap.

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe July 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

      Oh, yeah! Bubble wrap is the fabulous. Especially the big bubble kind you can jump up and down on. Heaven’s roads are likely paved with it. 🙂

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