Baked Hams, and Bah Humbugs

Clare:  Woohoo!  Only five more sleeps till Christmas!

Dean:  We don’t have to buy each other gifts do we?

Clare:  Really?  Are we going to do this again?

Dean:  Do what?

Clare:  The whole “Christmas is just another retail rip off designed to make you spend money!”

Dean:  Well, it is.

Clare:  It’s not – It’s Christmas!  Time for loved one, baked ham, and humbugs.

Dean:  Don’t you mean ‘bah humbugs’?

Clare:  Oh, bah humbugs nothing!

Dean:  Well, we don’t have to buy for the kids any more.

Clare:  But what about buying something for ourselves?

Dean:  Why?  We have everything we need.

Clare:  Do we?

Dean:  Sure we do.

Clare:  What about that air compressor you want?

Dean:  What about it?

Clare:  I could buy it and wrap it, and when you open it on Friday morning you could say “Oh Wow!  Just what I’ve always wanted!”

Dean:  Whatever.  But I guess that means I’ll have to buy you something.

Clare:  Well that would be nice.

Dean:  What do you want?

Clare:  After all these years, can you not think of anything?

Dean:  I guess I can.

Clare:  Thank goodness for that.

Dean:  I know!

Dean:  Here’s $100 – go and buy yourself something pretty.

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Christmas Wishes to Everyone

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20 Replies to “Baked Hams, and Bah Humbugs”

  1. We had a very similar conversation in our house this morning. I said words to the effect of ‘wouldn’t it be nice if you thought of and bought something for me that I haven’t had to pay for and wrap myself’.

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    1. Not happening in my household. I said just the other day (when Dean asked what I wanted), “I don’t know, I haven’t bought it yet!” 🙂

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      1. I also made a massive wish list and instructed children and other half to pick one item from it. The children succeeded in that, other half is lucky he can even figure out how to access the list – even though you just click and open.

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        1. Your other half sounds just like mine. My advice for next year – just use sticky notes and put them everywhere if you have to.

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    1. I do drop hints and yet, he still doesn’t know what to buy me for Christmas – let alone my birthday, or our anniversary.


  2. Ha ha ha! This is too funny. I suppose it’s something to look forward to, although we’re kind of already doing it. H’s standing pressie for all gift giving moments is a $25 ITunes gift card and I bought him a brick of Parmigiano-Reggiano to crawl up to our $35 gift limit. 😀

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      1. We started the $35 limit last year with my (now, very small) family and stopped stockings, which had turned into ridiuculously overflowing bags under the stockings. Now, we draw names and you only have to buy for one person . Of course, our wee one is fair game for anyone but luckily, no one has gone overboard the last two years. It’s been surprisingly a relief and I wouldn’t go back to what we used to do!


        1. Family Secret Santa really is the only way to go these days. Dean and I only got gifts for ourselves this year, so that was easy.

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  3. That sound exactly like our house…my hubby even got the air compressor 2 weeks ago, but has not opened it yet.Only difference is I got some golf clubs I have been wanting for ages, but I have not used them either.

    Wherever you spend Christmas, I hope you have a really enjoyable day,
    And Dean gets over the bah humbugs

    Merry Christmas…love following your journey


    1. That’s pretty funny Caz Ann. This world gets smaller and smaller all the time.

      Dean will get over his bah humbugs eventually, he does every year. I hope you like your golf clubs, I know I’ll like my ‘something pretty’. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


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