Aren’t we funny sometimes?
Dad and I went out last night, and were looking for some movies or TV seasons to buy and watch. As we were walking through Target, we found a couple things each of us might want. I was looking at the complete collection of Sex and The City. It was on sale at Target for $99.99 which is actually really good. Dad asked me if I wanted him to buy it for me. I laughed, and said, “No, dad, you don’t have to buy me anything.”
He said, “Your mother and I want to get you something, Mand. We WANT to get you a gift for Christmas.”
The funny thing is, I consider them being HERE my Christmas present. And yet, I still want to get THEM the perfect gift. Even though Brock has gotten a new computer, and we have a new TV, I feel like I really need to get him a gift. Something sweet, and thoughtful. I haven’t once thought about something that I want, or something I would like someone to get for me. Above all else, I want everyone to get something for Ronan – clothes, books, and movies. I know he wont know whether or not he gets things, or how much, but I so much want this to be a great Christmas for him. It wont bother me if I don’t open a single gift on Christmas day.
I want to buy and buy and buy for everyone. I love to wrap gifts, and I love to see people open what I get them. Strangely, though, I always have a really difficult time thinking of ‘thoughtful’ gifts to get everyone. I find myself wondering, every year, what to get and how much to spend. It’s so stressful, and really I just want it to be fun.
I haven’t decorated at all, and I wish I could do that, too. Finances just wont allow. Maybe next year?
I’m just thankful my family is here, everyone is having a wonderful time, and I get to share my son with my parents. That is the best gift I could have asked for.