Sunday, December 21, 2008
6. I suck at Christmas.
Each year I say I'm going to get everything done early, and each year I don't. This year I at least got both of my packages out on time. Last night after a friend's party Corey and I got the tree up. Wednesday I got our cards made. Now all I have to do is address them all and mail them out. At least there are still 4 days until Christmas. One year I had to make Happy New Years cards since I took so long.
The only thing I'm good at is the shopping, and that's only because I do it throughout the year. I'd just like to add at this point that I'm tired of when I tell people my shopping method and they respond, "Oh, I try to do that but I just can't wait and I give them the present as soon as I buy it!" Well aren't you special? Some of us are teachers, and some of us loathe shopping in December. And you don't love your family more than I love mine just because you don't have restraint or foresight.
Also now I have to do report cards in December, adding to the madness. But it's not an excuse. I sucked at Christmas even before I was a teacher.
P.S. Thank you Victoria Usova for depicting me and Corey decorating our tree at 11:30 last night while watching Elf.