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Christmas Politics Part 2

November 28th, 2006 at 07:00 am

I know there are many worse things in the world than this, but OMG the in-laws are driving me mad - LOL.

I already posted about the christmas politics how when I give them a wish list they scrutinize it and they constantly ask for more. So this year I figure why bother. They will run out and spend $200 on a game system for dh, no questions asked, but everything on my list is up for debate. A wall hanging. Why would you need THAT???? Where would you put it???? Yes, and a game system is top on the list of necessity apparently - LOL. Um I have a house full of BARREN walls - there are plenty of places I could put a wall hanging. Gah.

So I went back to the old way where I ignore them. Well I Tell them cash would be nice or clothes - that is always what they get me. So they are really badgering me as usual, our usual dance. What else can I say - I want cash or clothes. IF you don't want to buy what I Want - be creative. I don't particularly like wish lists - takes the fun out of gift giving. & i am sure they equally frustrated with me because I am not aware of their invisible rules of gift giving apparently. I have no idea what they want from me...

So I as I checked my e-mail last night and saw the 20 e-mails me asking me what I Wanted for christmas (while also poo-pooing any prior suggestions) I was frustrated with dh's stupid wish list and their love affair with it. So I decided on a new plan. He has a pile of DVDs on there which I think is a useless waste of money personally, but I put some of his DVDs on my wish list. I figure in the long run it will save me some cash. LOL. I can even regift them to dh or something, what the heck.

HE told me that was very selfless last night. Are you kidding me? This is for my sanity. LOL. We'll see how it goes. These plans always tend to backfire - hehe. Hopefully this will stem the tide of phone calls and e-mails. It is only Nov. 28 - another month of this!!

I usually thoroughly enjoy their gifts which they usually pick out on their own. I have faith in their gift giving abilities. BUT I will sacrifice that to have a nice, quiet month I guess.

7 Responses to “Christmas Politics Part 2”

  1. tinapbeana Says:

    monkey, i'd be soooooo tempted to make a wish list they'd never forget!

    new roof
    porsche
    leather pants
    a massage a week for a year (actually, i'd take this one!)
    ham of the month club
    flowbee (the hair cutting vacuum attachment)

    perhaps something a little more serious, contact your local homeless shelter/domestic abuse shelter and see what items they're lacking. then your list could say

    50 women's deoderants
    50 mens deoderants
    100 bush/comb sets
    100 botles of shampoo
    100 bottles of conditioner
    etc
    OR you could please just give me cash and I'll make the purchases and donate them myself

  2. kashi Says:

    I just give in and make the stupid wish list. Not everyone buys from it anyway, but creating one gets the monkey off my back and helps me keep track of my "want" priorities. That said, if anyone commented about my list being frivolous...I wouldn't want to send it to them again, either!

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    There may be worse things than in-laws... but not much. Big Grin

  4. kealina Says:

    gee... i don't know what to say but i think it would drive me crazy too...i don't remember ever making a christmas list because most of the people in my family prefer choosing gifts and i really don't like asking for stuff (wasn't raised that way)... i think it's kind of funny that they ask for a list and then pick it apart... that was an interesting idea to take the DVD's from his list and stick them on yours... maybe you should ask him to add some of your stuff to his list to see if they'll take the bait just cuz it's his list...

  5. LdyFaile Says:

    I keep a list of stuff I want at Amazon and ThinkGeek. If people really pester me about wanting to know exactly what I want, I send them there. I've been fortunate enough to not have to worry about making a list for a while now. That is one of my concerns though if I'm ever not single around the holidays, making other people realize that I don't want gifts, that I'd prefer they spend their money on something worth while (angel tree, etc) in my name, and that they won't be getting anything from me.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    They probably don't want to give you cash because they don't have it. They want to give you something they can charge on a credit card. What about gift cards? Maybe a nice one to your favorite grocery store. Or would they think that was stupid, too. You could always give them a list of finance books you want, maybe they might skim them and learn something.

  7. monkeymama Says:

    LOL.

    No - they have cash. They will give us tons of cash. But they want to give us tons of crap too. I wish they truly understood I just want the cash. It's going int he bank - but I don't need any crap. Wink Christmas is so crazy for them seriously - it involves a large chunk of cash, gift cards, but they want to give like 5 solid gifts too. They can not get past that I Am not interested I guess. Like it is the # of boxes that truly matters on Christmas - ???? Gosh, it's not even that I am not interested, it is the pain and suffering that it takes ot get to that point - hehe. If they just picked out a few gifts without badgering me I Would be happy. Or if I didn't feel like I was talking to a wall the first 10 times I Said all I Want was clothes and cash.

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