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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Santa, Skip Our House Please.


Honey and I decided this year we weren't going to exchange gifts with each other on Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning. Last year we did a zillon presents, and it didn't bring us the joy we thought it would. What mattered was that we were together on the holiday and we would spend time with both my family and his family and then retire to our home alone. At home we watch a movie, play scrabble and eat plates of leftovers that his family insist that everyone takes home. We are giving gifts to family members because we enjoy doing it. Sometimes we are disappointed when the presents that were so thoughtfully picked out and wrapped get ripped open and tossed aside. We then get a hug and a thank you, if we are lucky. And then bang it's over.

3 comments:

Andrea said...

I know what you mean. Last year the hubby and I didn't get each other gifts. This year, however, I got him 3 absolutely fabulous gifts, but he's having a hard time buying for me. I told him I didn't need anything, but he won't listen...

I love that picture, by the way.

meno said...

We always talk about it before hand too. Usually we decide to just do few small things. Like i bought him some new contact lens cases, because the cats have been using his for batting practice. that cost me $1.29.

Swishy said...

Such a pretty picture! I know, it's such a letdown sometimes, huh, when you think and think and think about what to get. Of course I haven't gotten ANYTHING yet. I am a bad bad shopper.