Sunday, December 08, 2013

Gift Giving, Or Not

Here we are still snowed in and it looks to continue for several more days.  Yesterday was a very busy day and I didn't leave the house.  I painted, wrapped presents and finished my shopping, except for one gift card.  I just wait for the mail person to drop the rest in my mail basket.

Speaking of gift cards, I was in a bit of a quandary with what to do with my niece.  You see, after the Thanksgiving debacle of the missing money and soggy pills I am very reluctant to give her anything for Christmas.  Several years ago we all agreed that we would only buy for the kiddos and she is still considered one of the kiddos.  Well, I bought gift cards for my other niece and her hubby and then for the nephew but I just didn't want to give anything to the niece.  In fact, I didn't even want her at our Christmas brunch at Daddy's but The Hubby made me see differently.  First I must say my mother-in-law told us not to make a deal out of the missing money, to let the situation lie.  Then yesterday The Hubby, after voicing my concerns about Christmas morning, told me that since we have no proof (right) that the money was taken by the niece or her husband we can't exclude her.  He said the best approach is that when us ladies come in we should put our purses in the center of the room, in front of the television and keep an eagle eye on said niece.  Enjoy the food and Christmas morning with Daddy and be done with it.  That still leaves me thinking about the gift thing, but I have decided to get her a grocery store gift card.  So that is the one card I have to buy, very reluctantly.  

Such a sad situation for sure and I so hope she can make something of her life and better herself, but it's not looking good for her.  


Kay said...

Wow! That's darn sad.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

There is no good way to handle this and it is none of my business but I have had similar things in past. My attitude is that this isn't a court of law and there is no use being lawyerly about it. You know damn well who took the money.

The other thing is that I have come to know that thieves are a lot more resourceful than what honest people are. I have some experience with thieves. And if everybody is watching the purses, then they are not watching other things.

Again, sorry to butt in on your business.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

The whole thing is rather sad, isn't it, and puts you in a quandry.
I hope your niece was innocent of the stealing, hard to be sure, since no-one saw her.
I think it's giving her the benefit of the doubt, and including her in your gift-giving, gives her another chance.
It's Christmas, well done.