The Perfect Graduation Gift

It can't be bought in a store.

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(3) SusanE, June 6, 2015 3:42 PM

Well that might work with some families.

In 18 years, how can a Father or Mother not spend many exclusive days with their children? If you are planning to give yourself as a gift, better make sure it's something the kid wants. It's a long long day if it doesn't go well. They might appreciate spending a day with you but for the kid who has everything, they will always light up when you hand them cash. I understand that some parents are more attached to their cellphones than they are attached to their children. But can you separate the kids from Their phones for a day?

(2) Mike, June 2, 2015 8:18 PM

great idea!

I spent several short vacations alone with my father when I was a teenager and (though I might have thought differently at the time) I really appreciate it very much. I got much closer with my father and got to know him better. My father used to work all day and only come home late (and even that was not easy for him to do)
I really appreciate it. Those were great times I now look back to and I can also say that I learned from my father.
(eg one time we gave money to a homeless man without him knowing (he must have been surprised :-))
Cellphones didn't really exist at the time
I didn't have siblings, but I imagine that siblings would appreciate some time of unshared attention

(1) Richard, June 2, 2015 2:20 PM

That's something we have not thought about because we are too busy now days

Thanks Rabbi for the reminder. That's a timely message. I had to spent quite some time to find out what gift to give on birthday too...


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