Thursday, March 10, 2011

Strange Habits, Wedding Edition

Our registry presents get delivered to my office, so that we don't lose any presents to neighborhood thieves attracted to giant boxes on our doorstep.Although this was a smart decision, theft-wise, it also means that I increasingly spend entire workdays thinking "Gift Gift GIIIIIIIIFT. I wonder what it is? I wonder who it's from? GIIIIIIIFT"

It doesn't feel right opening the gifts without Jason. So I don't. Instead, I open the box, read the card, and snap everything shut again so I don't see what's under the bubble wrap. Of course, this misguided attempt at responsibly delaying gratification simply leaves me thinking  "GIFT from X!!! Gift from X!!!" all day long.

I still think it would be worse to not read the card. But maybe that's because I need to justify my confused approach to wedding gifts. Sigh.

8 comments:

  1. ha! no worries, man, i get an EMAIL from someone and i'm all "I got an email from X!" all day...i'm positive your reaction to gifts is perfectly normal.

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  2. You have a lot of will power. I don't think I will have that much.

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  3. Stop opening them! The card can be a dead give-away! Wait for the hubs-to-be! :)

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  4. Oh, I would be right there with you! Present, present, present, present! (Jason who?)

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  5. I have our wedding gifts sent to my office too. I NEVER thought twice about opening them as soon as they arrived. You are a much better spouse to be than I am but Angela has never batted an eye. She is just as excited when I come home and hand her the box and she tears into the bubble wrap. If I waited I think she may hate having to fight over revealing the item.

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  6. Ha! Totally living this right now. I'm at a point where if I come up and there ISN'T something on our front stoop, I'm a little disappointed, haha!

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  7. That was me last year, right around this time, actually! I was working from home a lot and signing for the gifts and would sit there contemplating whether to open them by myself. Finally, I started calling C at work asking if I could open it and he usually said yes. :)

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