Have you ever gotten your spouse, significant other, or life-partner to wrap their own Christmas present?
Well I have! A few ears ago I manipulated Mrs. C-Nut into wrapping the gift that I bought for her.
I haven't been successful since. It's kind of hard to sneak a box into her pile when I no longer buy a plural amount of gifts. That's right I'm done. This year, Mrs. C-Nut will receive a single $40 gift from me....in addition to the donation I made in her name to the Human Fund.
As for my kids, well, they're lucky they have a mother and plenty of aunts, uncles, and grandparents. The idea that they need another bevy of new toys is not only ludicrous, it's injurious to their mental and spiritual development.
Yeah, that's right....I read the book (i.e. the study Bible) I got for Christmas last year and morphed into a real Grinch.
Christmas has been co-opted by materialistic pagans and I am having much difficulty shielding my kids from this perversion.
Addendum - I must say that getting my wife to wrap her own gift wasn't that hard. She's a volume doer. You put something in front of her and you can consider it done. Also, she's a bit of a martyr. This summer when we were *out East*, she baked herself a birthday cake, sat down, lit the candles, and sang Happy Birthday to herself . I have it all on