a very betwixter christmas.

When I graduated from college, I remember a marked difference in some of my priorities with money.  One that I remember clearly was going from wanting to spend all of my discretionary income on clothes, nights out, and the like, to wanting to invest in furniture, bedding, and home decor.  I was reminded of this this Christmas when all I wanted were domestic items.  My older bro can attest that upon opening my Dyson vacuum on Christmas eve (I’m technically a Jew and therefore opted to fly on Christmas day, both because as Jews we like a bargain and that’s the day to get one on airfare, and because my family was spread throughout the country, thus leaving me free to do as I pleased) you would have thought I got a new car.  Then, the next morning, when I opened some packages from my parents, I found I also received some nice kitchen knives, leaving me doubly pleased.  Aside from setting back the women’s movement by asking for household items as gifts, interspersed with my happiness for my domestic items, I laughed to myself about how 6 years ago, if someone gave me these items I would have thought it was a joke.   Oh how things change…

3 Comments

  1. Knowing you personally, this comes as no surprise. Don’t get me wrong, I’d LOVE a Balenciaga or other beautiful bag for Christmas, but as it turns out, knives and vacuums are good, too.

  2. I can definitely see how getting a vacuum and knives would be exciting! After all, proper knives are ESSENTIAL for meat prep, and having a good vacuum has helped belie the fact that I’m kind of a slob. But I will never be able to imagine a Christmas when I would freak out over receiving a vacuum quite the same way I would freak out over receiving a new purse…

  3. I can definitely see how getting a vacuum and knives would be exciting! After all, proper knives are ESSENTIAL for meat prep, and having a good vacuum has helped belie the fact that I’m kind of a slob. But I will never be able to imagine a Christmas when I would freak out over receiving a vacuum quite the same way I would freak out over receiving a new purse…

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