You know you all got them. The unwanted Christmas present.
Maybe it was the ugly hand knitted Christmas sweater from Aunt Aida, or the teddy bear you were told to share with your sibling, or something too old/too young for you.
What was the unwanted gift and how did you handle it? Were you diplomatic or did you say something you couldn't take back?
When I was much younger, I received a paint by number set. A gift from an uncle and aunt because I wanted to be an artist.
My mom told me to thank them for the thoughtful gift. Although they couldn't have put much thought into it if they thought that a paint by number set is what an artist does. I would have preferred a drawing pad, or something related to art. I opened my mouth to say that, but got a warning look from my mom.
So I thank them with the sickly smile I only reserved for school photos.
And now I have the other problem--my husband is too way good to me--really too good.
He puts us into debt for some outrageous gift that'll take us years to pay off.
Yes, now that's the gift that keeps on giving.
Oh, you shouldn't have. No really. You shouldn't have.