My gift from Grandma (plus a buried lead)

Merry Christmas, everyone! We have had a wonderful Christmas, so far.
And today, I was lucky enough to see my Grandma Merritt, even though
her entire assisted living was on lockdown due to a stomach flu.

I am one of the few family members to receive a Christmas present.
And, this is it! Can you guess what it is? If you can, I will mail you
a surprise. I’m serious this time. I made the same promise a couple of
years ago with the Club 575 haiku contest.

The secret behind the haiku contest is that I asked Lauren to judge
the contest. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of
Florida. She picked Henry’s poem. So I felt like that it might appear
to be a little biased since I was married to the winner. Plus I didn’t
think he needed a surprise for winning, since I honestly believe being
married to me is full of surprises every day.

Just to establish a firm set of rules: if you were at mom’s on
Christmas Day or work at Brighton Gardens, you can not win this
contest. Other than that, it’s fair game. First one to guess wins and
you can submit as many guesses as you like by commenting below.

BIG HINT (and, big news):
Today, I am 17 weeks pregnant. (Yes, this is the buried lead.) I am
due June 4th. And my grandma informed that I can use this gift with my
baby. I imagine that this is the first of many treasures to come.

Merry Christmas!

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  1. carolinagirl

    First thing that comes to mind is a miniature clothes hanger!!! 🙂 Ha! Merry Christmas and Congrats!!!

  2. Eric

    E guesses a pacy clip. I’m guessing a way to clip his/her mouth shut. Winston guesses a pants extender. Is there a rule about number of guesses per household?

  3. Caroline Armijo

    All are very good guesses, but still not it.

    No limit on number of guesses …

  4. Anonymous

    Two clothes pins tethered with twine. What do I win?

  5. Jim

    It’s the thingy that goes up through the coat sleeves to keep from losing baby’s mittens.

  6. Caroline Armijo

    Hmmm… maybe I need to give you a hint. This is something that both an adult in assisted living and a baby would use.

  7. carpcarol

    Is it something to hold a paper or cloth towel to be used as a bib?

  8. Caroline Armijo

    Yes! We have a winner with carpcarol. Please send me your contact info at my email address.

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