Monday, November 30, 2009
Making a List, and Checking it Twice
My family is getting to the ages that they are more difficult to buy gifts for. So this year I took a big piece of butcher paper and wrote everyone's names on it, and asked them to give me a list of things they would like. Let me just say right off; the list is not helpful. In our family, everyone is a comedian, and all of the kids wrote things on each other's lists.....and on mine and my husband's. My husband's list included things like "cheese, (he always makes cheese plates during the holidays) tight leather motorcycle riding outfit, a bra...". Mine included such things as "beard mower for her face, chain mail underwear..." I'll spare you the rest.
Needless to say, their list didn't help me on Black Friday, and I didn't buy any gifts that day. Maybe I'll just get them each a big lump of coal...