Merry Christmas! Back in November, my brother Chris and I decided to surprise each other with a Secret Santa Moc. The theme we chose was "Some kind of memory," which, when I write it here, sounds weird. But it worked for us.
We just opened them today, December 29th. And here's what I gave Chris:
A Piper Cub!
Back in the 90s, Chris was an airplane nut. He spent hours at the local airport, jawing with the pilots. He worked for years at getting his pilot's license. The Piper Cub was his favorite airplane.
By best memory of him and airplanes was video-taping his first solo flight.
Now, for his present to me:
It's a 1990-something GMC Safari van! We had all kinds of memories in this metal box on wheels.
For example, the van salesman tried to show us how it could hit 70 mph and then stop on a dime. Dad didn't like that. The salesman also told us it could pull six tent trailers. Okay, maybe all our memories happened before we actually owned it...
He didn't give it me assembled. Oh, no. He had it all taken apart, even the wheels & tires and windows & frames were separated. He had printed Ldraw instructions for me, with a big surprise at the end. (An inside joke is coming, so prepare to be unimpressed!)
Probably the best memory, which I actually wasn't there for, was when my other brother Tim cooked some beans over a fire. When the beans over-heated, he blew on one, and it flew into his eye! This story was repeated so many times over the year, it has become part of our family lore. It's practically on our family crest!
So that's our first Bro Secret Santa. It was a lot of fun. What do you think our theme should be next year?
Great way to add thought to a familial Christmas celebration (nice having a brother who likes Lego too!)
Next year, how about 'the nicest thing you ever did for me' (or, if it fits better with your family, replace nicest with 'most embarassing'!)