Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sign of the Times

Hayden is going to a birthday party today for a boy who is turning 11. We got him $11 gift cards to some of his favorite places, including Starbucks, and "wrapped" them in a cup. I was thinking as I put this together how much things have changed. Can you imagine getting coffee for your 11th birthday and being excited about it??

Do you remember what you got for your eleventh birthday? I got a gerbil, and named him "mouse". He lived in our dining room in a habitrail with miles of brightly colored plastic tubing.

For the record, I think we've come a long way, and the Starbucks idea is golden, but I doubt this birthday boy will remember this cup of coffee well into his 40's.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

When this $5 gerbil got an infection on his nose, it cost us $45 to clear it up! The vet kept telling me I could buy lots of replacement gerbils for that amount of money! What can I say? It was my child's pet. Replacing it wasn't an option. Besides, he was a cute little thing and it was fun to watch him eat Cheerios!