This year, I’ve learned how much better giving is than getting. I’ve had my mom and Andrew ask me for things I’ve wanted and to be honest, I don’t want anything. To be even more honest, I’m a spoiled brat who gets whatever I want. I want for nothing. That doesn’t really go over well with my mom so I was able to spit out a few games I wouldn’t mind having for the 3DS. Andrew took it as a challenge and went on the hunt for things he thinks I’ll want (AND HE WON’T TELL ME. *pouts* ).
This year, I’ve focused on giving. I didn’t ask anyone what they wanted. I spent a lot of time thinking about what I was going to get everyone. Right now, I feel I did good. They are things everyone wants but wouldn’t expect from me. I don’t have a lot of money and my family knows that. To be honest, without winning a couple of giveaways, I may not have been able to make Christmas this good. Correction: It wouldn’t have been this good.
I’m very thankful with the way things turned out and I’m looking forward to seeing the looks on everyone’s face. The only one who won’t be surprised is my mom, which sucks, but she needed to be clued in for her gift. The only one I didn’t get a gift for is my older but younger brother. I don’t think he’ll mind and I’m sure he won’t be getting me anything either. I’m definitely excited for Zack and Breya’s gifts. I can’t wait to see the look on their faces.
Most importantly, my heart is beating a million times a minute because I can’t wait to see Andrew’s face when he opens his gift. I want to cry just thinking about it. Rarely am I able to get him something without running it by him first. Going with tech stuff is always a way to put a smile on his face but since I don’t understand any of it, I need to make sure it’s exactly the right thing. He’s super picky, knows exactly what he needs, and it’s so hard. I’m so excited to be able to surprise him this year. I even reached out to a friend to help make it better and passed along some hints to his family. I just hope no one ruins this surprise. I had planned to wait until after Christmas to give it to him since he’s going to New York with his family for Christmas, but after speaking with them, I now have to give it to him the day before he leaves. I don’t care about that. I will have to video his reaction, though. A friend made me promise that I would.
It’s only about a week away and I’m dying with excitement. Christmas can’t come fast enough this year and for once, I’m not expecting to get but to give.