The Present Post

December 27th 2007 / 3 minutes to read

Now, aside from the fact my son’s father completely and 100% ignored his son for Christmas and I mean completely. No acknowledgment in any shape, way, or form. Are we all surprised? Not really. I don’t expect much out of a deadbeat abusive individual that uses his disabled mother’s social security money to live on. Regardless, I think we (my sister, myself, my sisters fiance, and my mother) made this a great Christmas for my son.

I got him an iPod Nano Video since he uses my regular video iPod constantly for his PBS videocasts and such. Since it was SUCH a large gift it was all I was able to give him and he loves it so much already! My sister did the bounty however, power ranger toys, t-shirts, a huge Crayola craft set and her fiance got him a Spiderman lunch bag which he still keeps giggling over. My mother sent him a billion books which should be arriving this week or so, yay for mail service.




My sister not only got me SUPER sparkley lotion but also got me sparkley hair mist too. Now, as most people know, I am obsessed with all things shimmery, glittery, etc. So I was thrilled to say the least, then I get the uber gift. That’s right, a membership to the Chicago Botanic Garden!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!! The most perfect gift in existance? YES! She also got me some magazine subscriptions since I love my magazines hehe.

My uber gift

My sister also got her fiance the perfect gift, to explain a little, a few months ago her brand new car suddenly lost everything relating to the electrical circuitry, well after taking it to the dealership, found out SQUIRRELS had ate their way through her wiring. So the squirrel rage began. Evil little wire eating things.

Squirrel Killer in Training

She also made an amazing ham dinner, SO freaking good, and then we had a little snack.

Xmas Dinner

Xmas Snack

All in all, I am so amazed and touched by all the generosity lately. I don’t think I can really even explain how much it means to me especially lately with everything.

Especially to Maree whose gesture brought me to tears. Sometimes it feels like every day is such a battle, such a struggle with everything going on financially and emotionally, and just when I think I am not even being heard, someone holds out a hand for me to grab on to.


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I’m so happy you had a good Christmas. Your son looks adorable and thrilled with his presents. :D

Reply to Sarah

Ugh, deadbeat dads disgust me. I’m glad you were able to give him a good christmas regardless. You all got some pretty nice things and I bet he’ll enjoy that nano video quite a bit. :)

Reply to Amanda

Your sister seems like she’s an excellent gift-giver!  I need that skill, honestly.  I can always think of the perfect gift when there is no occasion, but put a deadline or date on it… well, it just does something to my mind.

I’m glad you guys had a great Christmas!

Reply to Ally

It looks like a fabulous christmas to me! I expect pictures from the botanical gardens asap, I can’t wait!

Reply to Brent

enough about YOU………
where’s MY card???????

great to hear you spent the day
surrounded by love.

Reply to john

Those are some lovely pictures of your son and I’m so glad that he had a great Christmas, despite having an asshole dad—but hey, his mother is awesome!

Hope the new year is treating you well so far.

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