Christmas Day is just over four weeks away and I have not bought one Christmas present. Usually I’ve made some start with at least thinking about what to get people, but apart from what I might get my son I’ve done nothing.
My problem is I just don’t know what to get people. I’ve told one of my sister’s I don’t want bric-a-brac because I don’t want any more clutter. I hate the thought of just buying something for the sake of being Christmas Day. Somehow I don’t mind birthdays but at least that’s one person at a time and not so hard to deal with.
I sat down with JJ last week and we started writing out a Christmas list. He told me that he did not want a scooter. This was what I had been considering buying him. I swear he’s psychic. He conceded to let me put it on the list at least and that’s probably what I’ll get him as he does enjoy riding scooters.
Work has a random acts of kindness thing where you get a person and you perform three random acts of kindness. I’ve done this a couple of times but chose not to do it this year because I can’t even think what to do for my family, let alone someone I work with and might not even know that well.
I know I can’t ignore Christmas in the hope that it will go away and I think half of it is the expectation of what will happen on the actual day. I’m also sure just writing this stuff down will be the impetus for me to get off my bum and start doing something about the 25th of December. Once it’s all done I actually enjoy the gift giving thing, it’s just the lead-up that paralyses me.
So if anyone’s got any good gift ideas for parents and sisters please let me know.