Wrap this….

I think we all have more Grinch in us than we care to admitt

Does this happen to you every year like it does to me?

Right around four or so days before Christmas I suddenly get all dramatic and act so shocked….SHOCKED I tell you….that well, Christmas is in a few days. Sure I might have completed our shopping a few weeks ago but that doesn’t mean I’ve wrapped a single damn gift. Enter the SHOCK and DISBELIEF that we are days, if not hours, away from the big day. Last year, once recovered from my initial shock, I generously issued my annual threat to Mr. Wired Momma, it goes something like this:”You WILL wrap this year.” Followed by a stern look of total disapproval and judgement.

Few of my avid readers might recall that last year, after issuing said threat, Mr. Wired Momma, who clearly was not worried or disturbed in the least by my statement, suggested the following:

“How about next year, you wrap each present as you buy them.”

What might my response have been?

  1. How about next year, you buy the gifts AND wrap them yourself;
  2. How about next year, I check in to the Mandarin and check out on Christmas eve morning, let’s see how that goes;
  3. How about next year, you shop for me exclusively at Tiffany’s and Saks and maybe I’ll consider your idea (I can be bought);
  4. How about next year, you put your shoes where they belong and then I consider wrapping as I buy.

Should I keep going?

You get the point. Needless to say, he did his fair share of wrapping.

So where do we stand this year?

Oh things are exactly the same. As of right now, this very precise moment in time, not one thing is wrapped. And though I reminded him of this conversation, thanks to this nifty blog, he reinforced his belief that he stands correct — it would be easiest and most logical if I wrapped as I bought.

Convenient, isn’t it?

Who does the shopping and the wrapping in your house?  I know – how about this – I feel like I’ve done enough for the team – maybe Mr. Wired Momma should do all the wrapping this year?

And then, the other day, as I was gleefully perusing the delightful card selection at my beloved Paper Source, I stumbled upon this most excellent card and felt that I, too, deserve a statue of myself in the town square. If this is arranged, I will do all the wrapping chez moi:

Doesn’t this seem like a grand idea? What do you say? Think you’re getting a statue of yourself for the town square? Do you do all the wrapping? Tell moi.

Oh – and this is my last post for 2012. Yes, yes, I know you are wiping away some tears. Fret not, I will likely be posting fun things on the Wired Momma Facebook page. So “Like” moi there and look for more in 2013. And in all seriousness, thank you so much for reading my blog. I appreciate it more than you know. Wishing everyone a very happy holiday and a happy happy new year.


2 Responses to Wrap this….
  1. Justice Fergie
    December 21, 2011 | 6:49 pm

    Merry Christmas!!

    (P.S. Anyone of those answers would have been PERFECT.)

  2. Kelly Z
    December 20, 2012 | 3:14 pm

    I do all the wrapping in our house. Once my daughter is old enough (and the son due next year) than I will be teaching them. For now my daughter just watches me. My husband is horrible at wrapping stuff, so I don’t even bother trying to make him do it. When I was growing up, my mom wrapped the presents and once I was old enough, I wrapped everything from me and also the stuff that my dad bought my mother. I assume this is what will end up happening with us, too. lol. I’ve been trying to sneak in wrapping time here and there when I can, so pretty much everything is done at this point. Now, whether the stocking that I’m making for my daughter (that I actually started last year and didn’t get done on time) will be ready for Christmas is a tossup. :)

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