Tis Better to Receive…

I’m kind of a brat.

I’ll admit it.

I love to receive.  Yup, wrap it up and put a big bow on it, cuz I like me some presents

Of course I like to give too…I spend too much time thinking about Christmas presents for my family and kids…and, much to Eric’s dismay, I usually spend more than we had planned for…

But to receive…yes…I prefer to receive…in all aspects on my life…not just when we’re chatting about presents…and here’s why…

1. Hairballs.  I’ve seen cats hock those bad boys up, and it ain’t pretty…can you imagine me trying to hock one of those suckers up?  Blech…

2. My mom always told me that nice girls don’t spit.  And believe me…my mom’s one smart cookie…

3.I’m on a low sodium diet..too much salt and I blow up like a whale…and we all know how concerned I am about my looks…gotta keep looking cute…

4. I have super sensitive teeth, the silk from corn on the cob annoys me beyond belief…I can’t imagine having anything else stuck in there while trying to do my sexy thang…

5. I was always told as a child to never talk with your mouth full…and I’m a chatty kinda gal…always…

6. I bruise easily and knee pads are so unfashionable…sort of like shoulder pads…and although the kids have sucked most of my style away from me I refuse to wear padding of any sort…

Of course, don’t think I’m a horrible wife…I am a giver…but to receive…ahhh…yes…to receive is the better end of the stick…

*today I’m over at Confessions of a Semi-Slacker Mom guest posting…only because Tracy asked since she’s such a slacker she can’t write her own damn post…so go check me out…and tell Tracy hi from me


  1. Semi-Slacker Mom says:

    I'm right there with you, honey!

    And thanks for the post. You rock.

  2. The Mom Adventures says:

    I don't like receiving. Or giving. I'm a horrible person.

  3. The BabbyMama says:

    Hairballs, the gift that keeps on getting given and give and given…

  4. Tracy says:

    So you're two-timing me? There's another Tracy in your life? Well? Is there? Don't deny it. Is she prettier than me? Is she a better stalker than me? How could you. I gave you the best comments of my life….and you…you…have someone else named Tracy. I cannot believe you did this to me….after all the emails we've shared. Well, all I can say is, I hope you're happy with her. You two deserve each other. That's right. I said it.

  5. amygrew says:

    I have gotten over receiving because its usually not so great. My family forgets my b-day and my husband (aside for this year) normally isn't very present minded.

  6. Vanilla Mama says:

    I have so much fun planning the giving and am so disappointed when there is so little thought to what people give to me…makes the receiving not as much fun.

  7. Amy says:

    LOL! I was on #4 before I even realized what you were referring to! Shows how "giving" I am. . .

  8. Keenly Kristin says:

    Hi! Stopping by from the Alexa hop…and I'm with you. Boy, I sure like to receive — just as much as I like to give!

    Would love if you could stop by:

    Kristin :)

  9. Holly Ann says:

    I just came over from the Alexa hop and so glad I did! This is too funny! I'm now a follower and can't wait to read more from you. Plus, you have coolest name ever. ;)

    Twins Plus One, Three Times the Fun

  10. angellam says:

    That was great! I'm now a follower too, because I'm WAY WAY WAY less than perfect. I'm more like a complete slacker mom. LOL.

    Stopping by your blog from the lower your Alexa blog hop!

  11. Becky says:

    You have a great sense of humor! Stopped by from the Alexa hop. Following now via GFC>

  12. Chase says:

    Visiting from the alexa blog hop!
    Chase’s View

  13. michelle @ Things Sent My Way says:

    I love it – you make not perfect look so good. I'm following from the Lower My Alexa Blog Hop. Come visit me back!

    Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

  14. fancygrlnancy says:

    Of course I like to receive, but don't expect much.. husband not good at that. lucky for him I much prefer giving. I love to find just the right thing for someone and know they love it.

    thanks for stopping by my blog Arizona Mama.. visiting back from the alexa hop

  15. Crystal says:

    Okay, you just earned yourself a bookmarked spot in my computer. That post was great! I was muffling my chuckles (sleeping kid next me) the entire time!

    Have a great day!

  16. Barbara says:

    Too funny! I agree, hairballs are the gift that just keep getting given and given!

  17. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    This is such fun!

    Stopping from Time Travel Tuesday!

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