Many christmas days I find myself watching my kids faces to see if there were any dissapointments,thankfully I didn`t. However I always got a chance to pick any wee extra they mentioned,for their birthdays as they were born Jan&Feb.
I regularly didn`t get what I asked for,spent years asking for Barbie&Sindy dolls I never got. I got huge scary dolls taller than me(my parents obviously thought big was more for their money haha)or baby dolls to nurse but wasn`t the same telling yer pals so I would tell fibbs (really the barbies & sindy dolls a talked about were my sisterinlaws wee sisters,but as all kids spoke of them so I did, just someone else owned them. even if i did play with them every day haha.
The reason I started the topic was because it gets harder to buy gifts for grown ups & because I had many sad memories of xmas pasts being a dissapointment.
Guess thats why I start lists so soon. My story isn`t all sad & bad cos my niece bought me a wedding Barbie collector doll several years ago to make up for never having one as a kid(she is soooo sweet int she)
Am I bad cos I say to the family to gift me a small 20 dollar token to open & gift me cash to spend at the sales,well this year I told my husband to do the same & he looked astonished & said don`t ye like what I buy ye? of course I do but when we get older we tend to buy as we require on toilrtries etc & usualy we do ok for a wee tait o jewelry.
I just wanted to get me some things that I want when I want them ye know Iam not trying to be ungratefull but the too many xmas pasts lead me to desire this new method,Some wouldn`t like it but am I bad cos I do want that? what do peeps think out there?