Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Ching, Ching

After all the presents were unwrapped and my snuggle bunny went on to bed while sugar plums danced in her head, I just sat in amazement as I looked at my living room floor. The paper and bows and presents and boxes were stacked up all around and I just got a sick feeling in my stomach. More stuff. It just seems insane to me how much stuff there is to have. There is even "stuff" for your stuff. Ludicrous I tell you.

The peanut not only gets stuff from us, she gets it from my mom and stepfather, my dad and stepfather, my in-laws, her Godparents, my sister...it's really just ridiculous to be honest. We are going to have to go through her old stuff and figure out what to get rid of to make room for more "stuff". Meanwhile there are children all over the world, and most probably my own "backyard", so to speak, who have nothing.

I know several people who had money to get a few small items for their children and I felt sorry for them at first, oh poor so and so... What the heck? I mean Jesus, the king of kings and Lord of Lords was wrapped in rags and lay in a manger during Christmas. It's just all become so commercial and sickening. It's all about what you got, how much you spent or was spent on you, where you shopped...I think those folks with the manger were by far the wealthier.


Amanda said...

Hey Amy...I totally hear you about the craziness of more "stuff" and the loss of focus on the TRUE meaning of Christmas. I am glad you had a wonderful day together though...also, I don't know that I have your current e-mail...but I did want to pass on to you that I am taking the girls to the Jump-n-Play in Avon tomorrow morning (it is opening at 10 with a special price)...give me a call or shoot me an e-mail if you are interested (or just show up)...you can get more info on the place at getmorejumps.com .

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more. This year we "gave" our sons (who are grown up and need nothing) a herd of goats which will actually be given to people who need them, in Africa.