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I'm a firm believer in "it's the thought that counts" - which I why I will forgive most of the ridiculous stuff my in-laws usually get us. Because it's not usually stuff I would get myself, but each gift is usually chosen with great care.

But seriously. My dad. He believes in quantity over quality, which was great when we were shithead children and opening the presents was more fun than having them, but annoying now that we are adults. Because he thinks he is SO MUCH BETTER than my mom at Christmas (they're divorced, but they spend the holiday together with all us kids) because she got us each 2 gifts, and he gave us all 10 apiece.


Except my mom got me a very pretty dress, and a bracelet. He got me a 10-pack of white socks and four different cleaning supplies. I would rather just get the candle (Yankee Candle, Macintosh Peach, best scent) that was the only remotely thoughtful gift, than have to lug home and figure out where to put all these sponges and YET ANOTHER ice scraper.

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