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How has the weekend gone?  Or have you just been stuck with a debilitating ear worm? 

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So I have to know if I'm being insane or if this really sucked as bad as I think it did :

 

Somehow the universe aligned and my entire family was in town for one weekend; and because we don't know where my mom will be heading next, I'm moving to Vegas and my little sister is moving to Ohio, my mom decided to have Christmas/Birthdays/Graduation/Thanksgiving. Which was nice of her. Everyone got really nice, thoughtful gifts, something they wanted, something they needed. My mom even bought something nice for The Marine even though she's a Monster-In-Law to him. And I got. . . $200 in cash. 

Now, that's awesome, I have a ton of bills that will cover.

But that was kind of shitty, right? I get to sit there and watch people open up super cool toys and cameras and a cool loungey chair and a freaking portmanteau for pete's sake! And I get two $100 bills. I'm not just being a brat, that did suck, right?

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So I have to know if I'm being insane or if this really sucked as bad as I think it did :

 

Somehow the universe aligned and my entire family was in town for one weekend; and because we don't know where my mom will be heading next, I'm moving to Vegas and my little sister is moving to Ohio, my mom decided to have Christmas/Birthdays/Graduation/Thanksgiving. Which was nice of her. Everyone got really nice, thoughtful gifts, something they wanted, something they needed. My mom even bought something nice for The Marine even though she's a Monster-In-Law to him. And I got. . . $200 in cash. 

Now, that's awesome, I have a ton of bills that will cover.

But that was kind of shitty, right? I get to sit there and watch people open up super cool toys and cameras and a cool loungey chair and a freaking portmanteau for pete's sake! And I get two $100 bills. I'm not just being a brat, that did suck, right?

 

I have to admit that there is a certain joy to be had while opening a present, something that someone put time and energy into thinking that you would enjoy.

 

Saying that, maybe the thought was since you're moving, it would be a burden to give you a big gift that you would have to move to the new place, and they knew that cash would be in short supply soon?

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Yeah, that sucks. :\ Your mom gets points for being practical and such, but loses points for execution.

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Yeah... that is a tough one.  On the one hand, giving you STUFF when you are moving is a pain.  But opening presents is fun.  And it is nice to get stuff.  It seems like she should have talked to you about it afterwards, explaining her reasoning.  Parents are weird (said as the father of a 16 year old).

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Cathelas the Level 3 Half-Orc

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My Challenges: 15-1 15-2 15-3

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I'm pretty much going to echo what everyone else has said. She may have thought that giving you the cash was more practical right now because you are moving. HOWEVER, that totally blows that you got to sit there and watch everyone else open these amazing gifts and all you have is two bills. I would be pissed too.

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So I have to know if I'm being insane or if this really sucked as bad as I think it did :

 

 I get to sit there and watch people open up super cool toys and cameras and a cool loungey chair and a freaking portmanteau for pete's sake! And I get two $100 bills. I'm not just being a brat, that did suck, right?

 

Depends on your perspective. There's the whole 'part of the ritual' in opening a gift; even if it's nothing good or is cheap.  For me though, I'm a grounded person. 99% of the time, I would rather take the cash since I find it more practical.  I guess how you feel is what matters in that case.

 

For example, I've shown pictures and written extensively on Hobo X-mas, and that's all about the joy of opening thoughtful, stupid, gross, and cheap gifts. That's 100% about the 'ritual'.  Overall, it should feel EQUAL. If you didn't feel equal then it's lame.

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