My excitement was shattered as I pulled out a pair of blue plastic flip flops. Now these were no ordinary child's flip flops...they were men's size thirteen! My mom, dad and baby sister all got flip flops too... various sizes and colors.
My mother, being the polite Southern lady she was, thanked my aunt for the gifts and had me give her a hug. On the way home my parents talked in a soft whisper but every once in a while they would giggle and I would hear my mom say "bless her heart". When I asked my mom why I got men's shoes for Christmas she told me my aunt was not herself because she was going through the change. No one was willing to tell me exactly what the change meant.
Her change must have lasted a really long time because the next year we all got men's XXL sweat shirts and the following year we all got different size socks!
I want to hear what was the strangest gift you ever received.
Can you top my flip flops?