I laughed, but didn’t let her disappointment linger long, and so I pulled out her actual hidden present, and her eyes immediately lit up upon seeing the actual fireplace
Most of the year, my sister has been not so subtly dropping hints about what she wants for her upcoming birthday. Whether it be newspaper clippings of a fireplace, or her sending me different articles about facts on fireplaces and their benefits to those who own them, or even her putting a picture of a fireplace on my car at one point, the message was well received, she wants a fireplace, an electric fireplace to be specific. So I obviously was going to get her one, however, I was going to play a bit of a trick on her first. When her birthday was getting close, I built a cardboard shape of a fireplace and placed a cover over it. When she saw her present, she flipped out and was so excited. When her birthday came around, she eagerly ripped off the cover, and immediately looked crestfallen and confused at the electric fireplace shaped cardboard. I laughed, but didn’t let her disappointment linger long, and so I pulled out her actual hidden present, and her eyes immediately lit up upon seeing the actual fireplace. That was a while ago, and I look back on that day with fond memories, she still has that fireplace, and absolutely loves it. She tells me it is still one of the best presents she has ever received, which definitely makes me happy to hear. I prefer my central heating unit, but to each their own.