Knock. Knock. It’s Christmas

This past weekend, a friend and I were talking about how Christmas just seems to have a knack for showing up on our doorstep without us even having to call for delivery.  Our wives handle most of the Christmas duties including gift shopping, gift wrapping, grocery shopping, baking and meal preparations.

Am I complaining?  Not at all.  Are our wives?  You better believe it.  Every year I hear “Next year you’re going to do all of the gift shopping.”  To which I always say “Ok, but I will do it on my schedule,” which means I will likely leave it until the last week before Christmas.  It appears that this is too much stress for her to bear so she ends up doing it year after year.  Or, I use this line:  “Gift certificates for everyone.”  She hates the idea of gift certificates.  I used to buy them for Christmas all the time when I was single – quick shopping and no wrapping!

As for cooking?  I don’t cook.  I heat.  But I don’t cook.  I can’t imagine what my Christmas dinner would be… pizza pops and burritos?  Mmm… nothing says Christmas like heat and eat!

In all seriousness though, I haven’t been completely out of the loop on Christmas.  I did help wrap a number of presents (with some major, coaxing should we call it, from my wife).  I also helped put up the Christmas trees (1 upstairs, 1 down).  And, since my wife won’t go up more than 3 rungs of a ladder, the Christmas lights on the house are all my baby.  Except, I’m smart and I put them up before Hallowe’en so I don’t freeze my digits.  I even put out all of the outside decorations.

So, as you can see, I do have a few tasks that I do at Christmas.  I consider them the “easy” ones.  The ones I don’t have to leave the house for.  The ones I don’t have to stand in line for.  The ones I don’t have to spend hours thinking about.

Do I have it good.  You bet.  Will I take on more?  I doubt it.

Merry Christmas


About brianwawryk
PMP and Prince2 certified project manager.

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