Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thank You for Whatever it Was

Slowly life is settling back into a routine.

Kind of.

As usual, we began our year with writing thank you notes. This is a difficult task. We have very giving relatives, and if too many get together at once, gift giving is somewhat frenzied. Imagine a light breeze that gradually increases to a whirlwind and you'll have a rough idea of what our family gift exchange looks like. Discussion this week has sounded something like this:

Me: Didn't R and J give you the Planet Earth game?
Marina: No, I think that was A and B.
Me: Are you sure? I thought they gave the doll.
Marina: No, the doll was from their baby to Sierra. They gave the game.
Me: Then what did R and J give you, Chase?
Chase: I don't know.
Me: Did you look at the tag?
Chase: What tag?
Me: The tag on the gift!
Chase: There was a tag? I didn't see it.
Me: Look, let's figure this out logically. Tell me what you got.
Chase: I don't remember. It happened so fast.

I apologize to any relatives who may be watching.


Anonymous said...


Kerian said...

That story is not unfamiliar to my family as well. :)

Inner Elder said...

Chances are I would have forgotten what I gave anyway. That is, if Chase hadn't been shopping with me to pick out his gifts. Love, Mom

appleleaf said...

Sounds like gift giving at my in-laws'. My side of the family are more sedate, taking turns to relish the expression on each person's face. I sometimes think I ought to take a pencil & notebook to the others.

ComfyDenim said...

"There was a tag?"


I love it!!

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