My dad got us a trampoline for Christmas.
It’s 12 x 12.
Our yard is approx. 14 x 15.
We don’t want a trampoline.
But he was really excited about giving it to us. He couldn’t resist buying it because he thought our girls would *love* it.
And it’s true. They will love it.
But I don’t want a trampoline.
We can’t return it (don’t know where he bought it), and besides that would hurt his feelings and disappoint the kids.
But it’ll take up my whole yard! And kill what little grass we have! And look stupid in such a small space!
Besides the fact that I’m being supremely ungrateful and rude, and besides the fact that the kids _will_ love it… WHAT DO I DO??
What do you do when you receive a big, expensive gift that you a) don’t want and b) don’t want to make space for? But the gift was thoughtfully purchased (well, thoughtfully with the kids in mind, but not the parents!) and excitedly given.
Also, HAI! We are back at home from SD, after driving all day yesterday. We had a good trip but being away makes coming home all the sweeter. Finding room for all the new stuff is a bit… laborous, but it sure is fun to have some new things! (I don’t mean to sound like a spoiled baby. Christmas was lovely. We were blessed with quality family time and awesome gifts, even the unexpected ones.) Anyhoosers, our plan for the evening is to ignore the post holiday detris and watch Bucket List. And then maybe make our own bucket list? Maybe.