This was the first perplexing gift opened by my son from his dad; a set of Skip-Bo cards. Grandma Larson tells Trey, "I was going to get you those, but your dad said you probably wouldn't play Skip-Bo!" Little did she know, this was the exact set of cards she had picked up for Trey and left on the kitchen table at her home.
This Christmas my daughter shared with my husband a funny, popular prank she had seen on social media. It involved grinch like antics of secretly taking items from Grandma's house and wrapping them up for family members under the tree. All are aware of the joke except for Grandma! My husband went to his mother's house when she was at her sister's house earlier on Christmas Eve. He took a game of Skip-Bo (to give to my son), some Santa and snowmen arts and crafts for me, a John Adams and Bill O'Reilly book for me to give to him, a fish wall art from my son to his dad, and finally a black panther lamp/table decor that she would undeniably unwrap and recognize as her own. Grandma Larson is keen and sharp, not easy to trick, so this success is due to the natural acting skills of the family. No doubt, if this had been my mom, she would have been inexplicably confused and then laughed about it for years to come!
Tiffany Larson, Power Pilates instructor, occupational therapist, and personal trainer provides small group and personal training within her home studio in West Bend, Wisconsin. email@example.com