What is a Favorite Present Phil Robertson Got from his Kids for Christmas?
Phil loves Christmas, although shopping for presents is not his favorite thing to do. In his new book Exploring the Joy of Christmas, he talks about a wonderful present his kids got for him many years ago -- which may have helped make for a very special Christmas.
Phil said when his boys were very young, Willie gave him a half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which meant a lot because Willie loved to eat and they didn't have much! Years later, when the kids were older, they chipped in and got Phil a very special present. It was a Kitchen Aid mixer that sat on its own stand with its own attachments.
What was really special, though, was not just the mixer -- it was what Phil had to do to get it. He said, "...the boys put together an elaborate scavenger hunt that started with a big, heavy box. I couldn't believe my eyes when they lugged it out. I couldn't imagine what it was. When I opened it up, it was filled with rocks to make it heavy."
"On top there was a note for the next location -- a jewelry box. I thought for sure they bought me some jewelry, only to find out there were more clues ahead -- ten in all. They had me running all over the house to find my present...which ended up being hidden in the dryer. I had always wanted one of those mixers. I still have it today."