JB and I were talking last night about our Christmases growing up. It went like this:
Amy: I bet Boo would like a bowling set for Christmas (I say things like this all the time. There are a million things "I bet Boo would like")
JB: No, those are a pain, cause you have to set up every pin once you knock them down. I got one for Christmas one year.
Amy: You did?
JB: Yeah...(reflective) we had some pretty big Christmases growing up. I got pretty much everything I wanted at Christmas.
On the one hand, I love a good surprise when it comes to receiving gifts. There just seems something fundamentally wrong with saying, "I want this, in this size, here's the website, here's the price. This is what you are getting me." It seems to take away from the whole spirit of...giving! However, I've also known people who have received gifts that they really dislike, will never use, never ever wanted, etc.
I wanted to see what you all thought about making Christmas lists. I remember making them growing up, but there was never an expectation that we would receive anything on it, although we usually got at least one thing. We were grateful for whatever we got. That's just how it was.
Now that I'm married, it's sometimes nice to get some help by having a list of things JB would like. It's also nice to feel like he at least knows what I would like, since most moms put themselves absolutely last with such things. I feel like it's my one time of year to really WISH and not feel guilty about it. Sometimes it's nice just to make a "list", that you can just write down and toss out there to whichever SANTA CLAUS wants to read it. It's just fun to stare at, think about, edit, etc. Maybe I just need to grow up and buy Boo a bowling set and be done with it.
I don't know, what do you think?
Yea or Nay?
Do you make one? Who do you share it with, etc?
What's on your list this year?
I'll share mine if you share yours! ;)