Did everyone survive Christmas ok? I hope it was all enjoyable!
Mine was ok. The husband was sick with some sort of respiratory illness (cough, fever, sneezing, etc) and he refused to go to the doctor so it’s unknown what it was exactly. Probably the flu as that’s been popular around our local area recently.
So we cancelled all our guests coming over since he was likely contagious and I got a break from hosting this year. No in-laws! I was actually quite happy about that more than anything else! Is that mean of me?!
And gifts worked out well this year too. My daughter is 12 and it was so easy to please her! Basically, all she wanted was clothes, makeup, skincare, fragrances, and gift cards. I was very worried about picking-out clothes/makeup that she didn’t want or like, so we went shopping ahead-of-time and I had her pick-out specifically what she wanted so I wouldn’t make any mistakes. It worked out I think.
But is that weird though? To know exactly what you’re getting at Christmas, and not have any surprises? She seemed good with it, and she seemed to prefer getting stuff she REALLY wanted vs stuff she only somewhat wanted because I can’t read her mind. What do you all think? Are we being anti-climatic by removing all the mystery and suspense of the holiday?
I ended-up picking out my own gift too, and was very grateful about it. I’m perfectly happy with no surprises at Christmas. I simply wanted to get my cat’s litter box out of the closet because I was annoyed about not getting to use the closet as an actual closet and keep the door shut. So I picked-out a litter box enclosure that I should be able to leave out inconspicuously in a normal room. If this works out, then I get a whole closet to myself as a result! Let’s hope!
So overall, I had a peaceful and relaxing Christmas holiday with immediate family only.
How about you all? Did you have a good Christmas as well?