What I Really Want for Christmas

My wife and I have reached that stage where we have to “share” our kids with their significant others’ families at Christmas. OK, OK, technically I suppose “their” families have just as much right to them as we do. But “their” families could at least have had the courtesy of relocating to our state city neighborhood (preferably next door). Anyway, the point is: our time with them is becoming increasingly limited and, therefore, more precious than ever, although this year will at least beat last year’s Merry Zoom-mas (“Hold your gift up to the camera so we can see it!”). So, faux curmudgeonlyness aside, when I read the following, it struck a major dad-chord with me:

What I Want for Christmas

~ Always and forever ~


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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87 Responses to What I Really Want for Christmas

  1. kayranft says:

    My husband and I are blessed to have our two daughters and their families living in the same city as us, but I can completely understand this heartfelt message to your kids. Even though our kids live nearby, they don’t always share these things with us. So, yes, I can relate. So we try to never take for granted the time they do spend with us, especially the holidays.

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  2. Spending money on airfare, making a long car trip, traveling with young kids–these are all appreciated gifts to spend time with Mom & Dad. No box required. No returns needed.

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