Friday, December 30, 2005

I KNOW ITS WRONG...BUT...

I know Christmas is NOT about gifts. My kids know this. It has been drilled into them ever since birth. But this is a complaint not so much with Christmas, but birthdays as well..

Ya see, my FIL is man that I don't much care for. He talks big, says he is going to do things and never does. He told me a few years ago that for the spawns birthdays every year he was going to get them $1000.00 savings bonds. I thought this was great. Well it happen one year...

He came a few days ago and brought the gifts from my MIL and the husbands brothers. Tons of crap they unwrapped....Then he pulls out his little cloth bag with their gifts from him....They have NOTHIN to open, rather 50 buck savings bonds....WTF??.....He does this for their birthdays too..No gifts for them to open...And freaking card with a SB in it...

I am not saying I don't like those..Because I do. They will come in handy when I make the spawns pay for the own college, and they will be bailing their own butts out of jail..should that ever happen. I mean everyone gets them savings bonds, but they usually get a gift to open also..Now would this piss you off...Or is it just me?

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Meltdown Spawn got in trouble Thursday. He went out of doors and did not zip his coat , wear a hat, or put his boots on. He said he was going to play inside his buddies house...So I let it slide..Well they were sledding or something....And he comes home with red hot cheeks..And he says

" I think I have frost burn"

" you mean frost bite"

" whatever"

I was going to post a picture but blogger wont let me.......It must be able to see my hideous orange hands or something....

Such as my luck.

Another thing that ticked me off ....

We got our phone book yesterday , they have hubbys name spelled right ( his is not spelled normal)

and how do they have mine

Christine

Gawd I hate that name....I spent my years of school correcting teachers and other stupid people. I once told a teacher

" what cant you see the A at the end of my name?"
Yup I got detention for 3 days for that one;)

Toodles

19 comments:

vani said...

i would have to agree that a SB along with a little SOMETHING wouldn't hurt...i mean they're kids after all, they expect it from parents and granparents. i'm sure the day you bail them out with gramps SB's they will be greatful too, but in the meantime...lol

JD's Rose said...

Even if it was something crappy and little, something to unwrap would have been good.

And $50? What will that get you? The protective cover that covers the hard cover on a text book in College, or maybe two beers after they bail themselves out of jail...

momma of 2 said...

Kids expect toys... they are kids- so spend $10 and get a darn toy...

Geesh - some people....

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

Vani,
that is what i mean...go to the freaking dollar barn and get a dang yo-yo for goodness sake:)

and if they need bailing out of jail..they are gonna need more than 50 bucks..

Kylz,
My thoughts exactly...and your right about the 50 bucks..maybe some mechanical pencils:)

Momma,
amen momma...amen..

Melis said...

Yeppers, I agree 10 zillion percent girly! I would understand if he was on a fixed income, was their great grandparent, and had 30 to buy for! But... COM'ON!!! You know that I'm big about people not forgetting the "reason for the season"... but this small part of Christmas is for kids! For kids to be made special that someone went out of their way to GO to the store, and PICK SOMETHING OUT for them! Ok... I should stop before I can't..... LOL Yanno I still love ya Christine! :)

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

Cliff,
I think I took a wrong turn somewhere in South Dakota:)...and if I wasnt suppose to go thru SD...then I took 2 wrong turns:-)

Cliff Morrow said...

On the savings bonds.. it's you.
And oh BTW!!! I waited at the 27th street exit for you last nite, right up until kickoff. You missed a good game.

Wethyb said...

Grace gets those bonds all the time too.....even one for Christmas, but she still got gifts to open. What the heck do kids care about a bond? They'll appreciate it someday but not now.

Chelsea's Mama said...

Love your blog! How many do you have???
I am a sun freak too. Good news. I read in that book (WHAT THEY KNOW AND WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT NATURAL CURES) that skin cancer is caused by sunscreen. Yep, sunscreen. That is why mexicans, africans, south americans don't have skin cancer. Nothing to do with pigment of their skin. Not sure if rubbish or not but, it works for me....and I use self tanner during the winter so I have those barbecue sauce type stains around my fingers that you do too :)
Keep on blogging in the free world.

Cheers

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

man my comeents are all scrwed up..my responce to cliff is above his comment...jhow did that happen??..dang thing.

Melis,sorry I missed you.and he always claims he has money...so then go get a stuffed donkey ball for the to unwrap for goodness sake..lmao

beth, that is the way it should be..that is the way it is with everyone but him...(bastard)

Chelseas momma,
hey there, i have a couple blogs..this is my main one though...I have heard that too abut sun screen...looks like you and I will be the only ones living in 30 years from now..suckers..LMAO

JD's Rose said...

Have you seen my skin?! I never put sun cream on. Do I look like a mexican? Nooo.

Damn mexicans and their pretty coloured skin!

Karin said...

Hey Christina I agree he should get them a little something cause kids don't understand the value of a savings bond. I hate it when people misspell my name so I can see why that would urk you. I rarely use sunscreen because I am allergic to most of it and well I choose to not have hives. We shall see if it is you, me, Kylz, and chelseas momma as the only ones cancer free.

Working Mom said...

Kids could care less about a savings bond. Give that to the parent and give the kid a toy for christ's sake! Oh, plus give the parent a gift too...lol

keesh said...

I agree as the Grandpa, he should get them each SOMETHING to open. even if it is a $10 gift. THe kids just want something to open. mY brother and sister in law didn't get my son anything either and they didn't feel too bad because "He wont know anyway" and they are going to "contribute to his invesment fund instead." Which like you said is great, but I gave them ideas that THEY asked for, and I even said "well since you are investing, why don't you jsut get him some hotwheels or puzzles" cheap enough. I am with ya on that won CHRISTINA :)> HA

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

Kylz,
well you should be getting plenty of sun..its summer where you are..LMAO

Karin,
even a tken piece of crap gift would be good...and mispelling names..pisses me off..

Denise,
I know, kids have no idea what the ehck a savings bond is nor could they care less..lol

Kish,
amen sista...amen..
even a puzzle or an anpple for Gods sake..LMAO

Dottie said...

WOO HOO!!!! I can see your blog again! Whatever you did worked wonders! I would try to catch up but yeah...um...4 kids at home until Jan 3, not much time. I'll try though.
I agree, a little something extra to open would have been a good idea. The savings bond is a generous gift for the future but throw some candy in the box with it. :)

Glad to be back! Have a Happy New Year, I know I'll be loving it! We are having 50 13 year olds for DD's birthday/New Year's Eve party! FUN STUFF

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

Dottie,
bout dang time..I just took some picutres off I had on here...I uess that was the trouble..glad to have ya back;)

The Blog Whore said...

ChristinA, your fil is an ass.

CoolChic said...

I honestly can say I don't think it would bother me, but then again I do not have children. Plus I think the majority of kids get a lot of presents to begin with, one less won't hurt them. I guess if I think about it, what fun is a savings bond for a kid!? I wouldn't give a SB as a gift, I would rather give the child something they could use in that moment or at least money so they could buy what they want.