Yep, I’m saying bye-bye to Christmas, but first I have a question…
Is it a woman’s job to shoulder the gift purchasing and giving responsibilities?
I mean really as a woman, is it my job to plan for, budget for and buy every Christmas gift for family members and friends?
My husband seems to think so.
Every year it is the same, I start writing lists and brainstorming sometime around September. In other words the know starts forming in my chest and I start stressing about Christmas around September.
Every year it is the same, about a week out from Christmas when I am still struggling with those last few gifts for those last few hard to buy for people I vow to Luke that next year it is going to be different… next year he is going to help me with the gift crap. (yeah I called shopping and wrapping and such “gift crap,” because it is crap and how the hell does anyone enjoy this crap! )
Every year in an effort to save money I also set some totally lofty goal for making Christmas gifts and Luke stands back and waits to rub it in when I figure out that making these gifts requires some talent that I don’t have.
I am thinking about quiting Christmas , people. I think this year will be my last Christmas hoorah. Sayonara Santa…tata tree…ciao cookies…toodle-oo twinkle lights…oh yeah and piss off presents! I’m done!
Okay maybe I am over reacting, but really is gift buying my job? Did I somehow miss that portion of the marriage contract?
Okay, okay in an effort to be totally honest: I do like shopping, I do like gift giving…but I don’t like doing it all on my own. That’s normal, right?