Okay, I don't have a future as a song writer!
Many years ago I attempted to make a pack with my family to exchange homemade gifts. I never got it to work. The idea of gift giving is great when there are kids involved but I have never been convinced that it really should be carried into adulthood. I broached this subject a little while ago on the blog and got no response.
I just wish that I could say to everyone that I know, please do not buy me a Christmas gift. Just make me something—hey anyone can make a mud pie or make me laugh—or next summer find me a pebble on the beach that makes you think of me. Since the commercialization of Christmas is so ingrained how do you say, give me a treasure not a gift? And please don’t do it on some schedule.
I envy people that are good at gift giving. I never was, still not. Janet had this wonderful ability to know just exactly what to give everyone—I miss her counsel greatly. I hate gift giving but a lot less than than I hate gift receiving. Yeah, I know, bah humbug.