I really love giving other people gifts that can double as gifts for myself. I did it last Christmas with that ping pong table for the Chapmans, and now I have done it with The Flying Crane’s birthday present.
She has wanted a s’more making kit ever since our Christmas party when someone else got the one I brought for the gift exchange. So finally I got her a really simple one that includes a can of sterno, a grill encasement so we don’t burn our fingers off, and four fake sticks to stab the marshmallows with. She kindly volunteered to wait until I got back to try it out, so last night we finally fired it up.
I was super impressed by the speed at which our marshmallows cooked on that little thing. As my Dad would say, for people who don’t have the luxury of living in the country it wasn’t half bad.
I also very much enjoyed the fact that the sterno was neon purple.
The kit turned out to be a huge success and I even brought it over to Cecily’s tonight to spread the joy. Although I did have to explain to her what a weenie roast was. Apparently that’s a Midwest/small town/country thing.
My favorite moment was definitely late this morning when I was chatting with The Flying Crane and she admitted to having two s’mores for breakfast. Apparently the fact that they made a delicious breakfast is problematic for her. I don’t really see the issue.