Example 1: Jonathan, almost age 2. Presents consisted primarily of cars, books, and toddler toys. He got to the first car in his stocking and didn't want to open any more presents because it distracted him from the more important task of playing with said car and a cardboard box as a ramp.
Example 2: James, age 3. Presents consisted primarily of games, of the board, card, and electronic variety. Has been begging everyone to play with him ever since (parenthetical aside: I'm beginning to loathe Chutes and Ladders already. That game never ends. Do they really have to put three chutes on the top row? I think it gave both me and my poor child borderline panic attacks).
Example 3: Marc, age 29 (inner child aged somewhere between 10 and 16). Presents consisted primarily of eBay gift cards. Why? Because he has a Magic the Gathering habit. If you don't know, you don't want to know. And if you do think you want to know, I'm sure he'd be happy to explain it to you.
What did I get for Christmas, you wonder?
2 pairs of slippers
Big fluffy bathrobe
Stuff for my kitchen
I was so excited, i.e. Gina is skipping the motherhood phase and going straight to grandma (have you ever tried slippers with good support? You will never wear shoes again). I should just trade my new van in for a big ol' Caddy and perm my hair. Anyone know where I can get a mu-mu or a night gown with pink ribbons on it?
|Try to contain your jealousy. I dare you.|
As a bit of redemption, our new iPhones we bought a month ago are technically Christmas presents. And my sister-in-law, a graphic designer, offered to help me fix my blog into something visually appealing (I know!!! Aren't you excited?). So I'm a high-tech grandma.
When all is said and done, I don't care if I'm the oldest 29-year-old in the world. At least I'll stand up straight because of my amazing new slippers. Merry Christmas, dearies!
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