Although I took the post down, I did have a rag-on-dad day. So in all fairness, I'd like to share a little bit more about my mother. I've talked about her a few times in this blog. She is quite a character. Tying this into the holidays, let's talk about my mom and her gift giving.
It goes back as long as I can remember. As a child, when I was into barbies, my mom would get me a hula hoop. As a teen when I was into wearing all black, my mom would get me a pink frilly top. Then when I started wearing pink, she would buy me a black studded belt. It boils down to the fact that she just doesn't get me. Never has. Probably never will.
My sister and I learned that our best bet was to be really, really specific with her. A couple years ago we told her to get us some p.j.'s. I mean, can you really mess up jammies? Yes, yes you can. I ended up with a bright blue number with cartoon characters on them. In my entire life, I have never, ever worn ANYTHING with a cartoon character on it.
So I decided to get even more specific. She means well and wants to get us something that we want/need so I thought it would be helpful to just start sending her LINKS to exactly what we have in mind. I hate to see her wasting money on something that I will never use. So for my birthday I sent her a link of this eyeshadow primer that I wanted. It was about $25. BUT she didn't want to just get me the eyeshadow primer. So she got me a gift package that came with a VERY small sample of the primer, along with eyeshadow, eyeliner and GLITTER that cost about $45. People~ I am not a glitter person. Nor will I wear the eyeliner. So basically, she didn't listen, spent more money and didn't get me what I wanted. Just so typical of her.
I can't wait to see what's in store for Christmas!