Friday, December 7, 2012

Getting Excited for Christmas

Do you remember the days when you woke one morning and realised it was nearly Christmas with excitement?

I remember as a child looking forward and Christmas seemed so far away. Then bang Christmas Eve hit us.

Today, I woke, stretched, yawned and heard the birds singing in the early grey light. Wow! It's nearly Christmas I thought. That was the start of the excitement.

I often joke that people need to let me have a Christmas list by Easter or else they may not get what they want.

I am a planner. I love to plan what I will get for people, plan to budget  for the gift, then plan to get the gift. You get the idea.

Planning is all part of the fun for me. But sadly no-one else seems to appreciate that. All the time they wait and wait. Now at the end of the first week of December, I have rolled out my plans.

Now they get something. But as this year all my family have decided a gift swap/steal Christmas.

They pick a parcel, open it. Then if someone else likes that gift they can steal or swap it.

Arrrgh! For a planner like me a nightmare. How do I plan for a gift that maybe twenty people may like. IMPOSSIBLE!

So I decided last night to set myself free. I bought a couple of gifts that I would like. Now if I see disappointment in the eyes of the recipient of my gifts, then I can steal it back. I can't lose.

Or am I forgetting something?