Wednesday, April 04, 2012
A few weeks ago, I had sent one of my childhood best friends gifts for her expected baby and her toddler. I am working a temporary job for minimum wage, so I really don't have a lot to spare, but wanted to send something.
J is on social networking websites quite a bit and has thanked and posted pics of other presents that she has received, but not mine. I have experienced this with other friends that make more money than my huby and I. It seems that if the present does not cost at least $100, it's not worth showing appreciation for.
It makes me feel bad to be invited to events and to come empty handed, but it also makes me feel bad for my gift to be ignored. I don't make a lot of money, but the little I do make, I work very hard for.
I was fortunate when my kids were babie to have coworkers with kids a couple of years older than mine. I inherited many hand-me-downs and was grateful for every one, and told the people so. Doing so is good manners, which is something I am trying to pass on to my children.