Second-hand gifts have their hazards, however. Once I found a little stuffed goat for Helena's birthday. "I found it at St. Vincent de Paul's," I announced as she opened it. I was, I remember, rather proud of myself.Share
"But Mom," the other kids groaned in chorus, "we gave that goat to St. Vincent de Paul's!"
As I said, giving second-hand gifts can be a humbling experience. And there are worse hazards than recycled goats. (Read entire post.)