Wednesday, December 9, 2008.....
Every family has its traditions and mine is no exception. We have a traditional grab bag type of arrangement where we pick names as soon as we opened our holiday gift and know whom we purchase for the next year (okay, someone keeps a list because who can really remember after a day of heavy drinking and food???).
Another tradition is a "tacky" Chinese grab bag. We are limited to $20 and my competitive family strives to bring the tackiest gift possible. Unfortunately, my husband hasn't quite gotten the concept and actually wanted the gift I threw into the mix last year (motion sensor noisy rooster -- yes, it is sitting in my attic).
This year I'm taxed with coming up with 2 gifts and am going blank. You'd think with all my time gifted to me being unemployed I'd have the greatest idea. Nope. Not a single thought.
Personally, my favorite contribution to date is the Librarian Action figure that shushed people because of her movable arm (http://www.mcphee.com/laf/).
I'm hoping I didn't peak with that gift. I'm desperate for suggestions. I need another source than McPhee.com as it is becoming a major source for most of the gifts in the exchange.