I am so completely over Christmas.
We have three families. I have one set of parents, TD has two.
Lucky for my children, they have 6 sets of grandparents plus the great grandparents that get added in when one marries into a family.
Unfortunately, this means there is a lot of visiting to happen at Christmas.
And when people don’t get their way, they don’t like it.
One parent in particular may as well be stamping his feet or laying on the floor kicking and screaming he is acting that childish.
I’m almost at the point of saying “Fine! We’re not visiting anyone!” I will stay at my house and eat ninjabread cookies and if you want to see me or my children, you come and visit us.
That’s how it was when I was younger, everyone visited us because it was easier that way. I know for most of my family members it’s not possible because of work commitments etc and it IS easier for us to visit because we have a little more flexibility but for Whoever’s sake, just give us a break!
I just feel like the whole spirit of Christmas is lost in who’s doing what, who’s seeing who, when’s it my turn, what do you want?
If you don’t know me well enough to get me something I will love – without having to ask me – you shouldn’t be buying me a present. That simple.
What I want is to not be asked “What do you want?” Every five minutes. I also don’t want to be asked “Is X dollars an ok amount?” Yes, it’s fine. Anything is fine. Anything is going to be appreciated. There is no need for he’s spending this much so I have to, too. It’s pointless and takes the thought out of it in my opinion.
And for FUCK SAKES people. Learn how to drive, use your indicators and park. We’re all in a rush. We all still have a bagillion things to do before Santa comes. Would it KILL you to show some Christmas spirit in the car park? And if one more sorry arse lazy person parks in the parent parking, I will give my toddler the keys and stand him next to your car.
Now, I’m going to go and make my ninjabread cookies. And find my Christmas spirit in the bottom of a glass of moscato.