Gary, that's the set up my Mom always used and I'm fairly sure she could have built the Eiffel tower from scratch with a just a Dremel and what seemed like the million attachments she had. Every once in a while I'll run across Martha Stewart on TV. I always think about Mom when I do and can't help but think "Amateur".
My kids would ask Grandma for something, you could hear the dremel start as we left, and the next day or next week (depending on the size or complexity of the toy involved) the child would get a visit from Grandma at which point the toy (made from scratch normally) would appear. How do you compete with that? Dead humbling the whole thing. We were just their parents, their hearts belonged to their Grandmother. One of my kids once asked if "Santa got his toys from Grammy?"
Gaily bedight, A gallant knight In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of El Dorado
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