Alex insists she NEEDS a car when she goes to college. And, for the past so many months, she had been pestering me and her father to teach her how to drive. She’s only 15 and she doesn’t even qualify for a student license.
Anyway, a few nights ago, we were having dinner when the doorbell rang. Delivery from Volvo Philippines. A “thank you” card (for my support for the Voice of Leadership project) and a be-ribboned box. I read the card, laid card and unopened box on the coffee table and went back to finish my dinner. I jokingly said there must be a car key inside the box and Alex started to get excited. AS IF. There was no raffle during the Voice of Leadership Gala Night so I couldn’t have won a brand new Volvo. But the expression on Alex’s face, aahh… priceless!
As soon as she was finished eating, Alex got hold of the box and volunteered, “Mommy, I’ll open it for you.” And she did. Hurriedly. Excitedly.
I took a peek and said, “Oh, glow-in-the-dark refrigerator magnets!”
Then, I took one in my hand and…
It started to melt. Chocolates!
Well, they looked like refrigerator magnets more than car keys, that’s for sure. And I don’t think I need to describe the expression on Alex’s face at that point. :mrgreen: But me? Oh, I love chocolates!
And, come to think of it: Even if I won a brand new Volvo in some raffle or contest, Alex can’t really think she’d have it for her first car. No way! She can practice driving in the old Toyota Corolla.