"I'll have our lists to you by the weekend!"
I've said those words to my folks multiple times over the last three
weeks or so. I don't think they believe me anymore.
lists that I'm referring to, obviously, are our Christmas lists. Each
year, the four of us come up with a Christmas list and we give it to my
folks; mom and dad, in return, give us lists for each of them. This
year, while they have already provided us with fabulous lists, I've got
nothing to give them.
I'm not trying to be difficult,
really I'm not. Nor is it a case of me not wanting any Christmas gifts;
of course I do...receiving gifts is fun. It's just that I can't really
think of anything to put on my list this year. There's nothing that I
desperately need and several things that I want are too expensive. I'm
just out of practical ideas. Andy and the boys aren't doing any
better. Andy's got one thing on his list, John has two, and Matthew
wins with four items.
We're such a gift-giving family
that this is hard! We LOVE to give gifts to each other! I miss the
days when the boys were little and wanted a million little action
figures or toy cars or something. That was awesome! You could spend
$30 and have a ton of little things to wrap.
With the tree now up, I feel so much pressure! Perhaps tonight, miracle
of miracles, we'll all be struck with amazing ideas while we sleep! It
never hurts to hope.