dys·func·tion /dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən/ [dis-fuhngk-shuhn]–noun
1. Medicine/Medical . malfunctioning, as of an organ or structure of the body. 2. any malfunctioning part or element: the dysfunctions of the country's economy. 3. Sociology . a consequence of a social practice or behavior pattern that undermines the stability of a social system.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dodged Another Bullet

So I have had some fears lately of people getting the same gift for my kids that I got them.

This fear is strongly based on the fact that my parents got Shake'n'Bake some form of bi-tri-cycle thing for her birthday this year, and my big gift to her was a bicycle.

Luckily, I realized what it was before she opened it and sent it back. (I'm awful I know, but I promise I'm not normally that ungrateful, I was just going to cry hysterically if my surprise was ruined in any way.)

"You got her a bike too?!?!"
Picture from here

Since that time, I have been a little fearful of the same thing happening again.

Today, December 22nd, I have dodged that bullet for another holiday.

Yesterday Bestie came over and spoiled my offspring with loads of gifts, (she also spoiled Boyfriend and I with some super thoughtfulness) and today Brother and Brother's Girlfriend came over and Brother's Girlfriend spoiled my children with more gifts, and THUS FAR there have been no repeats.

So now I am relieved. I am relieved because we're going to my cousin's house for dinner on Christmas Eve, but there will most likely be no presents there for my children (just din!) and that means that the next gifts they get will be from us.

This means, in the event that there is a gift repeat left to come, (my parents, and two Christmas celebrations with Boyfriend's respective parents) that I won't be the offender. That's right folks, because from Christmas morning on...

I will have gifted first.


Heat4Meat said...

No Repeats :)

jedi starrunner said...

Some things are worth repeating... presents aren't usually one of those things.

...Except for food presents. You can never go wrong with oodles of delicious homemade jam.

I love your stance with the 'as long as I give them mine first, the other person is in the awkward repeat situation, and I'm still good' ordeal.

I felt the same way as Boyfriend's birthday is just before Christmas, and I don't talk to his family when he's not within earshot. Boyfriend and I had Christmas way early, which for me partially ruins the whole 'wait for it, wait for it..!!' aspect of Santa Season, but on the other hand, I got him the video games he wanted... and then he had time to call his parents and tell them *how awesome of a girlfriend I am* that he recieved those games, giving them time to think of a new idea for him. Flawless. ;)