Sunday, December 23, 2007

Soooo much wrapping paper

I have spent every spare minute, the past 2 days, wrapping presents.

This has severely cut into my gym attendance, grapefruit consumption, and other enjoyable pasttimes. I am pasty, flabby, and disoriented, and I just peeled a piece of skin off of my thumb because I thought it was tape.

It has, however, greatly increased the incidents of "boys hovering outside Mom's bedroom door, beatboxing, because Mom is 'rapping'". This is hilarious. (Ask anyone. We are, as a family, whiter than bleached sheets.)

I realized, this evening, that several gifts we ordered have not arrived. We'll need to GIVE those gifts to relatives, tomorrow. We'll be on the road by 11am. If the gifts have not arrived by 10 tomorrow, they will be too late. So, I need to repurchase, either late tonight or early tomorrow.

I'm thinking I will curl up with a good book and rise early, instead of walking around Target, etc., like a zombie, tonight.

Speaking of which, we saw I Am Legend, today. We all enjoyed it.

7 comments:

ALF said...

we, too, are still waiting for gifts! Have a safe trip and a Merry Christmas!

Kerry said...

I keep thinking I've wrapped everything, but then I come across another thing to be wrapped. I'll never be finished

Andrea said...

One of the things I ordered ended up being back ordered. It'll arrive after Christmas. I had to go buy some other stuff to give my niece.

The backordered gift is going in the closet till next year or her birthday.

Christine--you need to go old school with the wrapping. My folks never wrapped gifts. My mom would come out with each of our gifts (still does to this day) in a giant plastic store bag and say "Here's your bag; here's your bag; here's your bag."

What a sight...

Christine said...

Andrea-

My mom, with 2 children, went all Martha Stewart on the wrap jobs. I was raised with the hand-curled ribbons, and coordinated papers, and everything Just So.

With 4 kids, and Mike's big family, I get everything covered in paper (some years, I run out of tape and use a glue stick) and that is Fine By Me.

So I can totally see how anyone with a larger family would go with the festive shopping bag approach.

YOU DON'T LIKE MY WRAPPING? GIVE IT BACK & YOUR SISTER GETS DOUBLE PRESENTS, KID. I DON'T NEED ANY LIP FROM YOU ON JESUS' BIRTHDAY.

Jill said...

Too, too funny! Well, except for the missing gifts. :-( I guess I should really start thinking about a present for my nephews...

Andrea - I love your mom's wrapping method! Oh wait...maybe that's MY wrapping method...actually I occasionally give them a "choice" as in, "I haven't wrapped it yet though - do you want to wait for a minute while I do that?" Surprise, surprise, they never want to wait. I hate wrapping.

Andrea said...

LOL about the glue stick...

Because hubby wouldn't drop everything and run out to buy me more tape I ended up using only three pieces of tape on each wrapped present. He's from the every present must be wrapped group and well, you know about my family history...

Cynthia said...

Ha.....this year I fairly freaked at the thought of the 10+ hours it would take for me to wrap everything.... so, I tried something new! I ordered online and had it shipped directly to them ("head's up, gift ain't wrapped, leave it in the shipping package until Christmas morn!)

Then I did what any rational woman of five would do. I bought a TON of short boxes, other boxes, and gift bags at the local Dollar Tree. Yup, stuff, open, flatten, reuse next year. I say I am going green, but really, I am tired of slaving over corners and getting tape stuck to my fingers. Yup...going green!