Yes I know. Christmas is about family and friends and good food and charity and peace on earth. I understand and acknowledge that.
But I love the presents.
I know a lot of families cut out the presents once everyone gets past a certain age or they draw names out of a hat and everyone only gets one gift but THANKFULLY no one has done that in our family. It is a present giving and getting free for all. It’s obscene really, as anyone who has ever witnessed the event will attest to. We still mourn the toddler we lost in the carpet of wrapping paper one year. We refer to her as the dump child, assuming that’s where she eventually ended up, being raised by a group of loving garbage men.
The thing is, we all really like giving and getting presents.
I love it. I love knowing someone paid attention to something I said in the middle of the year, remembered it and then bought it for me at Christmas. I love that I’m sortta cheap and don’t buy myself everything I want because it makes Christmas spectacular! I love when people buy me things I’d never buy for myself. Like a $60 Beeswax candle. Or Chanel hand lotion. Or any hand lotion.
These are some of this year’s favourites.
Chicken Chocolate Lollipop molds. (from a reader)
Vegetable keepers (from Bikram Yoga niece)
Mini house shaped humidifier …
… that fits on a water bottle and plugs into your computer. Even more fun, you an add essential oil to it. (niece again)
Indoor Skydiving Lessons (niece again, seems to me she’s showing off this year)
Toast coasters … (from Pink Tool Belt)
… they are toast. They are coasters Which makes them Toasters.
I think someone used that term on Christmas Day and I’m stealing it. Who knows. Maybe I’m the one who said it. Let’s go with that.
Hand Sanitizer.(show off niece)
Yup. Smells like Innocence.
Rusted metal toy truck. (me)
I also bought myself an office desk and a shoe caddy. I got some other stuff. A Smart TV from my mother, some great photography gear from my sister Fish Pedicure and squishy socks. Who doesn’t love squishy socks?
Yup. I love the presents. So now I ask you … what was the most memorable thing you got for either Christmas or Chanukah or Kwanzaa this year? I’d especially like to hear from the Kwanzaa celebrators actually because I’ve never met a Kwanzaa celebrator and would love to hear more about it. I know I’d like Kwanzaa based on the one thing I know about it.
It involves presents.
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