A Present for My Mom
For Christmas, Mom decorated the apartment with handmade loops of red and green paper, pictures she had drawn of a Disney holiday, and a small silver tree. Beneath it were presents for Terri and me. From Santa I got the Easy Bake Oven; from Mom, a Barbie and some socks. Terri got a puffy book from Santa and from mom a Tonka dump truck and a stuffed teddy bear. Mom didn't have anything. Then I remembered the present from Nurse Nancy.
I went to my room and brought back the small box wrapped with shiny paper.
"Wow," Mom smiled. "Where'd you get this?"
"Santa." I smiled.
She nodded and unwrapped the package to reveal an emerald-colored comb, brush, and mirror set. "Nice. Pretty. A bit fancy, but I like it." Her eyes were moist.
I picked up my Barbie. "She's pretty, too."
It was a very good Christmas.