We had a great time, and the weather was beautiful, sunny, 50 degrees. One funny before I move along, my sister and I have always felt we just should have been twins. We are 3 years apart, but most people think we're the same age. We have very similar mannerisms even if we don't look much alike.
Well, this year when the gifts were being passed around, I handed Sarah her gift bag from me. She started laughing hysterically and pointed out my gift bag from her.
Anyway, after mom's it was off to my dad's house. My sister, niece and I took a stroll since the weather was so nice. We had our traditional dinner, you know, spaghetti and meatballs ;-) Dad actually makes some sauce sans meat for me and makes Sarah some gluten-free meatballs.
Then it was on to the gifts. It's such a joy watching the kids get so excited. "A" started opening one package and got a brief glimpse of color and started saying, "I'm not panicking, I'm not panicking." "Ok, I'm panicking" as she squealed in delight over something from Justice.
The opening of gifts got me thinking about how different it is getting gifts as an adult. You're wish list changes and you get excited over things you would have probably cried about getting as a kid, like socks or underwear. Now? Those things are pretty darn cool. I thought it'd be fun to share my list of "You know you're getting old when" gift list for Fun for Friday.
You know you're getting old when ...
You get excited over containers. I couldn't wait to get home and fill up my new Oxo Good Grips square containers. They really do fit in the cabinets much better than my round containers.
You're happy to get a thong. Again, not Victoria's Secret and not flip flops. This is a CycleOps Bike Thong/Sweat Guard. I tested it out Thursday and filled one pocket with my cell phone and the other with a handful of tissues.
Not all gifts were of this nature, I did get a Kindle Fire, gift cards, a nice hat my mom made, a pretty scarf, the beach bag, and more. But it really is funny how your perspective on what's cool to get changes isn't it?
What are some of your "you know you're getting old when" gifts?