Saturday, 27 December 2008

BAH HUMBUG!

I am not in a good place right now. I wanted this to be a good Christmas. I tried. I cooked. I cleaned. I invited the in-laws. I shopped for the kids and the hubby. And it all went pear-shaped for me on Christmas Day. All that giving I did didn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy. Because I got a set of kitchen scales and two horrendous sweaters. The in-laws arrived on Christmas Day. As MIL doled out the presents to kids and hubby, I sat on my hands, rictus grin frozen on my face, trying not to show my anger and disappointment that I didn't even get one fucking present from them. Then she finally pulled it out: a book on making things. I told her her Christmas presents for next year would be coming from the book. Then my stepmother informed me my dad couldn't call me back because he was too busy cooking the turkey for her family!

Then the kids decided to gang up against me because I'm a nag, apparently. I didn't take this very well. We spent over £1,000 between the two of them on presents, and all I got was a set of kitchen scales, two horrendous sweaters, and two disrespectful children.

The kids were sent to bed and told they won't be going to parties this week. If they continue this behaviour, I WILL be a hateful parent and keep taking more and more privileges away. I know I sound very ungrateful, and I suppose I am. BUT I'M NOT IN THE MOOD FOR CHRISTMAS ANYMORE!

11 comments:

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

I have so been there with the present stuff. Your pain is felt believe me.

{{hugs}}

MikeH said...

It used to be like that for me with my hideous ex-girlfriend (now referred to only as "she who must not be named); we would always go ot her parents for Christmas and I would never get any gifts. The dog got gifts, but I didn't. I feel your pain. So sorry. I hope 2009 is a better year.

Chapati said...

Urgh, rubbish!

Hope things look up for you in the run up to new year :D

-Ann said...

On the bright side, it's all over for another year, right?

Queen Vixen said...

That is a truly grizzly tale. You deserve better. Bloody rabble!!!

Mei Del said...

what a horrid christmas you've had! blame it on the credit crisis - it turns the most generous of people into scrooges xx

Fred said...

Oh, my. I hope things have taken a turn for the better since then.

Here's hoping you have a better 2009!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

I wrote replies to all you. Don't know what happened.Thanks for your comments and support. I'm hanging in there, hoping for a better birthday.

Pantheist Mom said...

Oh wow. That sounds fairly miserable for you. :-(
What on earth was up with your kids?? I hope they've settled down by now. Christmas is not a good time to "teach mom a lesson." Maybe they've learned that this year.

I hope the start of the new year is a different story. Have a good long cry and put it behind you if possible??
(hugs)

DJ Kirkby said...

Oh you poor woman! Def make pressies out of that book foreveryone next year, including the kids! How disrespectful to say that to you on Christmas day.

Housewifeinthehighlands said...

I hope you are taking yourself off to the January sales to buy yourself some pressies.
Oh how I dread to hear the words, "I've got you this present and I just know you will love it." It is so lonely to discover that the people who are supposed to be closest to you don't know you at all.