How the Grinch Stole Jessica

The other day I was chatting with a friend about Christmas. And before I knew it, she called me a grinch. Seriously! Me, a grinch? I thought about it for a second and realized, it is true.

I am a grinch

Let me tell you why.

You see, I love Christmas. Ever since I was a kid, I loved the house being decorated for Christmas, the music, Christmas Eve at church. I loved it all. The older I got, the more I realized there is a lot of stress that comes with this glorious holiday. Running around buying presents, seeing family we don't necessarily want to see, being forced to buy certain people gifts...

Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy buying gifts for people. And if I could afford it (and had the time) I would get gifts for everyone out there that I care about. But that isn't feasible. What gets to me is being forced to buy gifts. You know, things like being at work and everyone needing to "chip in" to buy the boss something. This one always blows my mind. Why do we, the people who get paid way less, have to chip in money to buy the boss something nice? RIDICULOUS!!! This makes me so glad I don't work anymore because that used to drive me insane. Though I would like to say, that I have bough gifts (though small) for bosses before...but only the ones I liked.

The particular thing my friend and I were talking about was gifts for teachers. When I found out how much she spends on her kids teachers I was blown away. And she says that is the same amount other parents spend. What got me was the amount she was spending per teacher is my budget for my family members, so I can't imagine spending that on my kids teachers. Again, I am not saying I wouldn't get the teachers anything, I am just saying, its the thought that counts, right?

Because of this talk, I am now curious...

Who do you buy gifts for? And is it the thought that counts, or is it all about the amount spent?

1 comment:

  1. You are definitely NOT the grinch! It is the thought the counts, well at least that's how it goes in my family. I only buy gifts for my immediate family, that is including my parents, siblings, and my husband's parents. Most of my gifts were made this year and everyone seemed to really appreciate them.


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