Until a couple weeks before Christmas, Mr. Handsome admitted that he didn’t have any Christmas present ideas for me. We had decided not to get each other anything big, but we each still wanted to put something under the tree for the other person.
Mr. Handsome knows that I like gifts that are thoughtful, useful, sentimental, or homemade. I’m not one to get super excited over something big and shiny unless it’s in one of those four categories. With that in mind, he came up with a wonderful present.
Somehow, without me knowing it, he managed to smuggle a tree stump home from Bible study. We had driven his truck that week, so he slipped it in the back while I was chatting, and I had no idea. He used it to make a wooden fruit bowl.
The best part was that Mr. Handsome and Little Buddy did most of the project together. Of course Little Buddy didn’t use any of Daddy’s tools, but he watched the process and “worked” with his plastic tools on pieces of scrap wood. He did come inside while the saws were running, but he was eager to get right back to work when they turned off.