I stole this from a woman named Ellen

gift-vouchers-1680x945I wish I’d written this:

My children each year ask me the same question. After thinking about it, I decided I’d give them my real answer:

What do I want for Chanukah? I want you. I want you to keep coming around, I want you to bring your friends around, I want you to ask me questions, ask my advice, tell me your problems, ask for my opinion, ask for my help, make me feel needed. I want you to come over and rant about your problems, rant about life, whatever. Tell me about your job, your worries, your significant (or insignificant) others, your fur babies. I want you to continue sharing your life with me. Come over and laugh with me, or laugh at me, I don’t care. Hearing you laugh is music to me.

I spent the better part of my life raising you the best way I knew how, and I’m not bragging, but we did a pretty darn good job. Now, give me time to sit back and admire my work. I’m pretty proud of it.
Raid my refrigerator, help yourself, I really don’t mind. In fact, I wouldn’t want it any other way.

I want you to spend your money making a better life for yourselves, I have the things I need. I want to see you happy and healthy. When you ask me what I want, I say “nothing” because you’ve already been giving me my gift all year. I want you…and some small gift because I love opening presents!

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2 responses to “I stole this from a woman named Ellen

  1. 😢 Yup! The best gifts can’t be wrapped.

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