Blogmas 2021 – Day 20

5 more days! Whaaaaaaat!?


Do you ever go to shop for someone, knowing what you would like to get them, but unsure of the specifics? Like you have a general idea of what they are into, but you aren’t into it yourself so you are a bit clueless.

The other day we were out shopping, I knew I was going to the book store to look for something. When we were there I felt like such a dingdong in the section we were in. I knew in general what I was looking for, but I didn’t know if what I was finding was what the person would want. Like, is this the right one? It has the name, but is it right? Honestly, I was hoping the other people that came into the section would notice my struggling and offer solid advice. That didn’t happen. The dilemma was too real that day.

I wound up having to do some research, sitting on the floor, in the book store. I really wanted to make sure I was getting the accurate thing. I even had to phone a friend when both Chris and I couldn’t truly figure it out. 😬 In the end, I think we got the right one. Do you ever have a dilemma like that? Please tell me I am not the only dingdong sitting on the floor researching items at the store. πŸ˜…

Today my mom posed a question to me. She asked, “do you think Christmas is overrated?” Ponder that a minute. What do you feel and think? I will give you a minute.

Insert jeopardy music here. Do do do do do do do, do do do do doot, do do do do do, do do do do do do do do do.

Are you still with me here? Okay, good!

My answer was that, I do think we all pretend that Christmas isn’t about gifts, but really for a good majority of us that celebrate it, it is heavily reliant on gifts. I told her, surely the Grinch would hate us all.

She went on to talk about how her grandkids don’t really know Christmas as anything other than getting presents. My kids have been taught about different religions and understand that everyone celebrates differently. My oldest now understands more about giving, whereas my daughter [who turns 5 in a couple weeks] is all “gimme gimme”. I do my best to teach them about giving and the other reasons people celebrate things. We personally do not revolve Christmas around religious reasons, but they do know it is there.

You can read more about my upbringing on the subject Here if you want to.

But let’s get the conversation going on this. What are your thoughts? Let me know!

And then there was Bob…

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