She said she hates Christmas.
She’s sucked in each yearfeels like a bad parent if she
doesn’t buy, buy, buy for her
adult children and grandchildren.
She said her mother hated Christmas
like she does. That she has now
passed it on down to her daughter
but her son’s wives don’t think
like we do. They love Christmas
gift giving and no matter what I say
they keep giving. I don’t know what
else to do, They don’t listen.
I just hate Christmas.
Why not have a family meeting?Come to some compromise?
Maybe you can do your thing
and they can do theirs?
But be prepared to take their
gift with aplomb even if you
don’t have your own to give.
People show love in different ways.
I know because I am the giver
of gifts. The giver of my love
shopped for carefully,
wrapped with loving care,
given along with a piece of my heart.
You show your love by cookingfor loved ones. Something I’m not
as good at, something the girls don’t
enjoy. You have your gifts, too.
It would be sad to lose out on the love
offered generously from one to the other.
How could we do that?