Monday, December 26, 2011

A Christmas Gift For Daddy!

A week or so ago, I asked Ty...

Mom: "Ty, what would you like to get daddy for Christmas?"
Ty: "I would like to get daddy a new tire for his bike!"
(The three kids and I arrived at Cardinal's Bike Shop.)

I thought that was an insanely creative and thoughtful gift. Darren received a bike for his birthday, almost one year ago, and for the last three months the tire has been deflated and unrepairable. Who knows when it would have gotten fixed had Ty not requested we do it for him. Needless to say, Ty has really missed going on bike rides with daddy.
Here Ty stands with the FLAT/BROKEN tire.
It was so tricky finding the perfect time to take daddy's tire off the bike, drive it almost 30 minutes away to get fixed, and thirty minutes back home, as well as put the tire back on the bike without Darren present or aware of any of it. It all worked out though and Darren was so thrilled to receive such a well thought out gift from Ty.
Ta da! Complete. Took less than 4 minutes to replace the inner tube.
Cost: $4.00. Why can't I think of such creative gifts in that price range?
Inside this gift bag, were print outs of the five pictures above, tied to a long ribbon. You can see the ribbon sticking out of the bag. The pictures told a story!