Category Archives: presents

Saving your good stuff

This subject reminds me of my grandma. She NEVER used the new things we gave her. She always said she was going to save them for company but she didn’t use them for company either. She was so funny. I … Continue reading

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Gift Bags: Bane of my Existence

I hate Gift Bags.  Don’t get me wrong, I love getting gifts.  I just hate when they come in bags.  Why?  Because I (and everyone else, it seems) feel compelled to save those stupid bags that I’m never going to … Continue reading

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Homemade or Not?

I was going to make this a Question of the Day, but I had three or four questions squished together, and couldn’t figure out how to make it short and sweet.  So it’s a post instead… It’s about Christmas gifts.  … Continue reading

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Old School

My son is 9 this Christmas. For the last few years he’s been asking for the typical things most boys his age ask for, video games, Nerf guns, jerseys. This year is so different and his dad and I could not be happier! … Continue reading

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The Request for the Pegasus (Jen Henry)

Over the Thanksgiving holiday Catherine and I sat down to make out her letter to Santa. Like any good ‘real’ mother/daughter experience, the event was a lot less “Hallmark-esque” and a lot more set in reality, with the two of us … Continue reading

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Question of the Day

Did you ever peak at your Christmas presents when you were a child, and do you still???

Posted in adults, behavior, childhood, children, choices, christmas, differences, gifts, holidays, kids, life lessons, memories, past, people, presents, Question of the day, questions, simple questions, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments