Yesterday Pristine brought home a cute paper bag with a little box wrapped in fancy paper inside. She loves things wrapped in paper so she immediately opened the gift and came out a small doll she named Cutie. I asked her so many times where she got it, she just told us, “from Pristine’s friend’s mommy.”
Now who is this mysterious santa? and at this time of the year?
Turned out to be, someone from her class had a birthday party at school and her mommy santa distributed gifts. I have never heard anything about any birthday parties organized at the school.
The parents of the birthday girl is starting the trend to have a lavish birthday feast and to give out gifts to the classmates instead of the classmates giving gift to the birthday celebrant. We are talking about some local Dubaian here — you know the norm, folks with oil related businesses…who just sit back and relax and money keeps flowing, ho-hum.
Wow, there are 12 other kids in my daughter’s class. So to compute, Pristine will be having 12 new toys this school year. Fancy but on the other hand, I might be pressured to prepare 12 give-aways to be given on her birthday because one mom started some trend and oh, don’t forget to add the gigantic cake my daughter has been fussing about!
I need some serious talk with the teachers soon.