Do Christmas lists bug you?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by derby, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. derby

    derby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate it when people ask me for a Christmas list. Plus I'm supposed to supply a list of what my kids want as well. I'm not sure why it bugs me. Is it because it encourages my kids to think, "Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee?" Is it because it is one more thing I have to do -- I don't have enough to do that I now have to do everyone's thinking for them? And now I have to MANAGE lists to make sure there aren't any duplicates? Is it because I just don't get the point of giving a gift that someone has requested? Is it because I hate shifting gears and thinking about what I want? It usually makes me sad because I realize I don;t really want anything but respect and appreciation. Am I just a big Scrooge?

    My in-laws see it as making it easier on everybody.

    What do you think?

    Derby, the Grinch
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I love getting lists because it gives me a choice of amny things to get for that person that I KNOW they want!.

    As far as what you want... there has to be some little gadget thingy you think is cool somewhere on this planet. [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I LOVE lists!!!

    I live off of lists!

    Make lists of things to do for the day, for the week, for the month.

    Make lists of things to do for work, for lab, for class.

    Make lists of things to buy!!!


    Like to ask for what gifts are wanted since I find that giving something someone doesn't like is almost as bad as giving something that collects dust or is a duplicate.
     
  4. derby

    derby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys -- I'll fix my attitude!

    Derby
     
  5. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    I love any and all lists!
    I also totally understand where you are coming from. Lucky for me my kids are big enough to make their own lists for the grandparents. In all fairness to the grandparents, it is very hard for them to know what to buy kids today, since they usually have two of everything! As for a list for me, we don't do any grown up gifts so that takes off a ton of pressure, both for what I want and what to buy others. You probably just have to much stuff to do like the rest of us. [​IMG]
     
  6. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    I HATE to be asked what my kids want for Christmas. I really don't like the commercial/retail aspect of the holiday.

    On the other hand, I want to know what my nieces and nephews want to make shopping easier.

    SO,

    I just grit my teeth and offer up crafty, creative type gift options for my own kids.
     
  7. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    It depends. Sometimes I make a list because I know I'm hard to buy for. OTOH, I really hate it when people hand me a list and it's all expensive stuff. I try to make a list of things that are either free or really cheap--we're talking under $15. And I always emphasize that what I'd really like is a visit, something homemade, or something I can use up that won't take up shelf space, like a fruit basket or bath salts or cookies.

    Weirdly, people ignore my requests on a semi-regular basis and keep giving me shelf clutter. It's Not Possible for women to want anything other than jewelry, underwear and knickknacks, right?
     
  8. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    my kids make list for me but they also know that I will in the end buy what I want for them (if I buy at all). Sometimes they may get what they want, sometimes they don't.
     
  9. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    I LOVE lists!!!

    I live off of lists!

    Make lists of things to do for the day, for the week, for the month.

    Make lists of things to do for work, for lab, for class.

    Make lists of things to buy!!!

    Me too! If I didn't have lists, I would forget everything.​
     
  10. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Give them a list of what you have no intention of buying for your kids. No one wants to waste money or be bothered with exchanging gifts. How 'bought chickens!!!!!!
     

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