Make my parents' Christmas.
December 19, 2013 9:50 AM Subscribe
I'm a 40 year old man, recently single and spending Christmas with my parents for the first time in two decades. They're excited, help us have a good one.
posted by Caskeum to Human Relations (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
After a helluva year, the UK recession/depression saw me made redundant, have my apartment repossessed, lose my long term GF and generally relocate from my successful urban life to a very slimmed down rural one back in my home village. As a result my aging parents have invited my lonesome self and my newly acquired puppy dog to their's for Christmas Day. They seem excited to have the prodigal son around for the festivities, it's been a long time since I was around on the 25th. I'm in a good place despite all the drama of 2013 and want to make sure they have a good time while I'm around, I might not get many more Christmas seasons with them like this. So...I arrive on Christmas Eve, I'll have a bag of presents, a bottle of bubbly and a puppy dressed in a collar with jingle bells on. What else can I do or bring to the proceedings to help things go well. They are refusing any contributions to foodstuffs as my mom will be cooking up a storm so I'm kinda at a loss. Maybe myself, dog and some booze are enough but any suggestions for more are most welcome!