This is the story of a mother’s broken dreams and disappointments (drama queen – moi?)….
Miss Frugal: I have a super special surprise for you mammy because I love you so much.
Me: Ooooh, I like surprises (already picturing Mr Frugal buying me the bracelet I’ve been after and giving it to her to give to me).
Miss Frugal: (presents me with the small box she was hiding behind her back)
Me: Whatever could be in there? (so convinced it’s the bracelet)
Miss Frugal: Nothing! The box is your present – I made it for you. Don’t you like it? (said with a sad face)
Me: Yes darling I love it, I’ve always wanted a box. (puts on happy face whilst feeling gutted that I am still braceletless)
So just to clarify, promise of present, present was box, box was empty, I am sad!