While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

Monday, December 17, 2007

Can You Say .....

Okay so the last two years we've gone to Chris's work Christmas Party. They pay for the food, and we all have a nice time, and then the two owners get up and give some spill like, " we're so grateful for what you do for us ....... we don't tell you enough throughout the year...... we couldn't do business if we didn't have you doing what you do everyday ...... " and then they tend to give some kind of "cash" Christmas bonus, whether it's in the form of a gift card, check etc....

So if you've ever seen National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation -- there is a scene where Clark is getting his Christmas bonus and he was thinking that, since he was working on a big project at work and doing a great job that he would get a nice $$ bonus. Well in fact he did get a bonus and it was a membership to the "Jam of the Month club".

Okay so back to us .... we've become accustomed to getting these $$ bonuses. Well this year -- we got a bonus, and guess what it was????

Tha'ts right!!! An IPOD NANO -- something that we would never wanted to buy, and it lost all resale value when the went and had them engraved on the back. AAGGHHH!!!

So now IPOD has become a four letter word in my husband's office. Because we aren't the only ones that aren't too happy about it. Especially when this was one of their most profitable years. Aaagghhh...

So I guess there is a nice lesson in not counting your chickens before they hatch. It would have been nice to get that bonus, but we've managed to reaarange some of our finances to provide a simiple Christmas for our kids. I'll have to pass on some of the ideas after Christmas, because my older girls actually read these blog posts.

Our Katherine was so excited to see an actual IPOD and asked for one for Christmas --- well it's easy enough to say your not getting one, because your too young, and we don't have the $$ for one. But Chris is okay with letting the girls "borrow" his.

So now I have a few more projects to finish before the end of the week. And that includes some traditional "baking" or "making" of goodies.

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