I had a flashback yesterday while wrapping presents. A long time
ago I was wrapping presents on my bed and I managed to cut my comforter apart as I was cutting wrapping paper. Today I was also wrapping on my bed but I was much more careful. Christmas is stressful enough without having to explain a cut up comforter to your husband.
I’m not very good at wrapping either. Maybe that’s because I do
it on my bed? Last year Mac even commented that one of Santa’s elves should be fired for doing such a poor job on the wrapping. I stuck up for the elf and suggested that maybe he was new. She wouldn’t go for that and thought he should be standing in the unemployment line instead for not taking his work seriously.
I had to go on the hunt yesterday for wrapping paper with Santa on it. When my husband was growing up it was a tradition in his house that only Santa could use wrapping paper with Santa on it. When I was growing up Santa didn’t wrap any of my presents. So we merged the traditions and for our kids they get some presents wrapped in Santa paper and some not wrapped at all.
Living in a small town has its draw backs; the only Santa paper I
could find was red with Santa drinking a bottle of Coke in different poses. But oh well, it’s still Santa paper. I was hoping to find more choices but it seems a lot of people have the Santa paper tradition around here.
Do you have a special tradition in your family regarding wrapping?
The Internet has been vile lately and for that reason I haven’t been spending much time online. Everyone is looking for reasons and solutions to ensure we don’t have any more mass shootings. Some blame it on the lack of mental health care or our gun laws, others believe it’s because we don’t allow God in our schools. The second stage of grieving is anger so I guess the timing is fitting.
Some people seek solace in reading and sharing the positive posts
on Facebook, the posts that talk about the hero’s or the children. It sickens me that people are profiting off of this. Some of the posts are going viral and in some cases there are no facts to back up what is being said. But still, if that helps you, read on. But don’t spend your entire day reading these posts –it isn’t good for you.
We need to keep open minds and to be patient with each other, fighting and being mean won’t solve anything. This isn’t an issue we are going to solve in a few days. Just be nice to each other. You don’t have to comment on every post. And if you can’t express your opinion in a decent manner then don’t put it out there for the rest of the world to see. My mother taught me that if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all. Peace on earth starts right here and now with me and you.
Just be nice.