A point to ponder "It's only one day!"
That is my father's attitude to christmas, and I have to admit, he does have a point in regard to people being artificially pleasant to others for the season, it's a far harder thing to do to make christmas last "The whole year" or "every day".
And on the subject of my father, what can you buy a 76 year old, pleasantly grouchy man who doesn't need or want many of the things that are often given as gifts? I try to buy him something practical, last year it was a basic mobile phone to replace his ancient and close to scrap 12 year old model, and I spent Boxing Day teaching him how to use it! He's not stupid or senile, just born into a different world to us, and despite having been an Explosive Ordinance Disposal officer during his time in the army, now he has trouble graping the technicalities of the modern world. And the many experiences he had during his army career would put any of the 'Experience Day' gifts to shame!
Parents! Though they can be an utter pain to buy gifts for, celebrate the fact that they are there at christmas for you never know if this year will be the last... Make the most of every moment that you have with them.
Last edited by The Mole; 10-14-2011 at 06:58 PM.
So let the raucous sleigh bells jingle,
Hail our dear old friend kris kringle,
Driving his reindeer across the sky.
Don't stand underneath when they fly by.