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.