Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Debbie Downer Be Gone!!

Those trees always make me sad. You know the ones I’m talking about. The ones with all the tags on them with lists of gifts for a little boy or little girl. We picked one up today at our bank. I wanted to take all of them and buy everything single thing on every single list. But, instead, we picked a little boy the same age as Mini.

I always get sad thinking about the kids who see other kids so excited about Christmas but who may not get gifts themselves. And the parents who would love nothing more than to have the luxury of buying gifts…instead of choosing to put food on the table or keeping the electricity on.

It’s sad to think that the one time of year that should be about giving (of yourself, not just of gifts), is also the one time of year that makes it all more obvious that there are haves and have-nots… and that I routinely forget to be grateful about which side of the line I’m one.

You can thank me later for being Debbie Downer.
From now on, I'm declaring this a Bummer Free Zone.

5 comments:

Mamalicious said...

Uh, Debbie- please know that some parents abuse this system so please do not feel too bad. Some parents rely on this as their only means of gifts while they spend their money on other things that please them.

Not all of them, for sure, but some abuse the system and keep that in mind.
Holly

Katy said...

Hey Deb, the topic is very very sad and I don't think that you bringing it up is a "downer"..it's just life. It kills me to think about some of the situations children are in. Some parents may abuse the system...mama-lish is correct, but at least the kids in those situations get a gift...even if their parents went about it the wrong way.
Yes, we should all be grateful for our nice lives. I thank God ALL of the TIME.
and DEB, we know you aren't a downer...you just have a heart!

Katy said...

I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you.........
There's something in my glass!!

Something In The Glass said...

Thanks for the comments ladies, it really made me think....

Oh, and Katy, if the little something in your glass is of the alcholic variety, have one for me... I'm about to head into bad-weather traffic...

morewineplease said...

this is a good post and we all need to be reminded of this stuff... we adopted a family at my office, and i know those kids are going to have an amazing Christmas!