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