Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Apples&Oranges, Oct 6, 2018.
I had two of those weird things given to me at work. WHY.
It must have taken Pinterest by storm
Until Google Image told me otherwise, I really thought it was something for your socks, not something made from socks.
She did a great job. Mine have pearls and sparkles. But I don’t need a gnome??? And we don’t have a sister-to-sister gift tradition in our family?
I got a sock snowman
It was from my Goddaughter (she's 5) and crafting is something she and her Mother love to do together so I don't mind. It's Christmas decor so it gets put away
@T-Rex your marital woes post about your rooster’s shit attitude re: pacifier has not been forgotten. What the fuck is his problem? Is he constantly and consistently an asshole? His communication skills seem like those of passive aggressive 7th grader. Not okay with that for you.
@moose - not always, but this year more than others. Its been a very, very hard year for us. Its not an excuse but I guess the constant stress has him on a shorter fuse or not handling emotions as well.
He has always been a bit weird about gifts and holidays... he hates his birthday. Growing up he never wanted to tell people what he wanted because he didnt want to seem greedy, but he doesnt hide his true feelings well. His mom and sister were SHOCKED the one year I finally got him to start making wish lists. Saved everyone a lot of guessing and disappointment. Clearly this year I must have forgot what he mentioned, but he still acted pretty shitty. He made a comment about my dads gift to him and a gift from his mom too, but he at least managed to poker face while opening them.
@T-Rex you definitely deserve more respect and gratitude than you are currently getting. Hard year or not. I’m really sorry he doesn’t see what you did for him.
Hard years are tough, but you work through them as a team. You had a hard year too, so having him try to tear you down and make your holiday shitty without any sort of apology is just... crap. You definitely deserve to be treated with respect. You worked harder on this special, personalized present than I have for... any present ever, really.
After this holiday season I am so over gift exchanges. I’d be happy to never do one again, especially with N. Every year I say I don’t want anything and I really should’ve stuck with that. It would’ve saved me a lot of arguing this morning.
Sorry @moose Did you at least get your at-home Christmas Day?
Nope! No surprise there. At least I got to do Christmas morning and gifts at home but the rest of the time was spent rushing around from his parent’s house so I could do what I wanted to do in between. We only spent an hour there thankfully.
I’m sorry . Glad it was only an hour but upset that you had to schlep your new baby around for something you didn’t even want to do.
@moose solidarity. N hasn't even googled how to get the main part of my gift yet, and I'm really not that hard to shop for but had to tell him exactly what to get (after hinting at several things) and still nothing. I would love for once not to be the only one putting effort into it. Hopefully next year is better for you!
May I suggest a corgi-shaped cookie jar because it is v. high quality.
Antidote to the bad gifts:
Here is a real bad gift/good gift for you. I got A a couple of video games for Christmas. I checked his stash to make sure there were no repeats. He tells me today one wasn’t a repeat because he just sold his copy right before I checked. Oopsie. He said he was going to GameStop to trade it in for $5 to put toward some other game.
He gets there and the guy rings up the return as $63.50. A was like uhm...I think this is worth $5? The guy was like idk man just accept it. So fail turned into a win. He said he can get 3 more games off his list for that!
The Book With No Pictures is a HUGE hit in our house. G cried with laughter and asked to read it like four times in a row.
My BIL usually gets us really useless stuff or stuff that we can't use for a long, long time (ex: last year was several pairs of shoes for C that won't fit for years still). We were so worried when we saw a gigantic box to the three of us from him & SIL, but it was one of the Osprey baby hiking packs. It is my absolute favorite gift I got this year, cannot wait to take C on some adventures.
He also got C a pair of shoes and they fit him now.
My brother got us Disney plus for a year which was a great gift!! Except oops we already had the Hulu-Disney-espn bundle
Man I wish someone would get us Disney+. Maybe we can guilt IL’s into it, LOL.
Quid pro quo, babe. I shared my Hulu with a friend in exchange for her Disney+ password.
Yeah exactly, they have our Netflix!
We’re going to cancel the bundle subscription for the year, I guess. I’ll miss Hulu but oh well.