Another One Goes Down in History

Just as a heads' up, this is the week that I'm taking off. I'll try to blog daily, but can't guarantee anything. In fact, today I'm heading out to the mall to snag some gifts for next year. And hopefully an artificial tree. I know, I know. But the price of real just keeps climbing and I have plans for many trees next year. I've gotta start looking at the big picture.

Christmas was everything we hoped it would be. We're so proud of our kids, they're just so grateful for everything they get. Even Josh, who received the worst gift ever, said a heartfelt thank you to the giver. Somehow, we've managed to instill some values in them. That was a wonderful gift to me.

9 comments:

Deb in OPKS said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Maybe Josh could give some lessons to my oldest daughter. She got a Hanna Montana game from my parents. She hates Hanna Montana. Now she is actually a very sweet, kind and caring person, but hiding dissapointment in situations like this is NOT one of her strong suits. Way to go Josh!

I say get the tree! I wish I could go with you.

suburbancorrespondent said...

Come on, tell us! What is the worst present ever?

Karen said...

The gift probably isn't the worst ever, but given the child it's bad. Josh is my fashion conscsious one, with very strict guidelines on what he will and will not wear. He was given a western shirt with horses running across the chest (NOT his style, in fact, he's completely mortified) AND a baseball cap that's berber fleece lined WITH EAR FLAPS and a snap under the chin. Who knew they even made them. And it IS a baseball cap with the hard bill and patch emblem on the crown.

Melissa said...

Ouch! That is the worst gift. Kudos to Josh for still being polite when faced with this situation.

My little one could use a little tact, she got a lot of duplicates this year and every time it happened she'd say "I got this already." By the end of Christmas we had her a little more trained but in the meantime I wanted to act like and ostrich and bury my head.

Kellan said...

I'm glad you had a good day - have fun shopping! See you later. Kellan

KIDZMAMA said...

Hats with flaps are useful for adults walking through downtown Chicago from the train to work. I'm sure the horses will like their new insulated muzzle!

Shop till you drop today!

Michelle said...

glad to hear it was a wonderful Christmas, despite Josh's gift! Yeah I can imagine how a shirt and cap like that wouldn't go over so well!

Cecily R said...

I'm so glad you guys had a great day! It makes me happy to hear it was wonderful.

I'm always amazed and pleased as punch at the reactions that my kids have given to poor gift choices. Kids are neat, aren't they?

By the way, that gift IS pretty bad. :)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Fashion victims unite! Did you make him where the bad shirt and hat? Poor Alexis had to toddle around in the most hideous Christmas dress of all time for a full four hours. I still feel horrible about it.

Glad you had a great Christmas and good luck with the clearance hunting!