So, I missed my cousin’s graduation party. Except she was my mom’s second cousin’s daughter and I really don’t even know what that means. Do you? If so, don’t explain. I have read about it, heard about it and different people have given me 15 different variations on it, but I still don’t get it.
But, they are at all the family get-togethers, so I just call them cousins. And, I missed her high school graduation party. This was totally my scheduling error and not the error of a careless school (sorry, Ameena).
If I had gone, I would have gotten her money. Because, let’s be honest. A high school graduate doesn’t want a pen as much as she wants money. This also applies to a college graduate and just about any person. Maybe I’m projecting?
I also understand the impersonal nature of handing someone money with some exceptions. If you attend a party/get together and hand the money in person, then all is well. There is some personal-ness to it. However, if you missed the graduation party and just send money, it might seem a little distant. Right? (Mind you, I would accept money with no care but others may care. Except from Binks – wherein homemade and/or thoughtful are requirements.)
I’m sure this follows no rules of etiquette as I clearly have none, but hey, that’s how I roll.
So, I’m going to mail her a gift package with the following: pens, pencils, highlighters, a desk organizer, cookies, and of course – money.
I was most excited about the cookies.
Specifically, snickerdoodles. (Recipe)
I love snickerdoodles. The light and crisp (yet chewy) texture is perfect for a summer treat.
Who knew cookies could be seasonal?
Snickerdoodles are in the same family as sugar cookies to me, just with a bit more pizzazz.
They’re probably second cousins.
Are you a fan of snickerdoodles? What do you usually give to a high school graduate?