Every year I spend FAR TOO MUCH time when I could be painting my toenails or basking in my awesomeness, looking for the perfect present for people I barely know. Or for people I love that are not wanting for anything as – quite frankly – they are spoilt beyond comprehension as this is the way you show love in the first world.
I got a text from sister in love last night, along with pics of her and The Golden Child out to dinner FINALLY spending the vouchers I bought them last year, after days of screaming and gnashing of teeth on what to get the couple that has everything but are about to have their lives turned upside down with the arrival of the next heir to the throne, Henry.
They gave us gorgeous WHITE bedding that Boo promptly wiped his arse on in appreciation.
So I texted her back and said how about we just buy gifts for the kids and something nice for ourselves from each other?
And then be all ‘Giiiiiiiiiirl! Look what you did! I have always wanted this *insert whatever the thing is that you ACTUALLY need/want rather than something that some poor bastard has agonised for DAYS over purchasing and then lovingly wrapped and you are all OMG THANKS IT IS WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED! And when you get home you put it in the cupboard with the other 4 you have.
So who is with me?
Who is going to use the cash they were going to spend on others (kids and spouses/fuckbuddies not included of course) and then get together – or text pictures as the case will be with us – and show off the awesome WANTED presents they got this year?
With the added benefit of NOT having to go into debt to buy shit no one needs. Especially when one is now no longer in paid employment…