So as not to seem harsh or misunderstood. I am just telling a story as it was said.
Christmas morn my grandchildren had to go to their dads for the weekend- it was his turn for him to have them for the holiday. They alternate holidays.
Grandson #2 (5yr old) asks dad- can we take some of our presents to play with. Dad- no, you have toys at my mom's and my house. Grandson then says-"your toys are lame" We all looked at one another and couldn't say a word!
This eve when children return, my daughter asks the kiddos-what did dad & grandma get for ya. Grandma got us clothes-yuck. She pressed on so what did Dad get you, Nothing was the reply. To which young grandson adds- he got us nothing except an empty floor!
I am not really mercenary, but this seems unreal to me. I know he was not raised by getting nothing for Christmas- so you folk who read my blog can you help me to understand? For the life of me I can't. Some might think it is a lack of money, believe me it's not.
Language is the source of misunderstandings.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)
Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words.
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
Cato the Elder (234 BC - 149 BC)
Use soft words and hard arguments.