Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I am a bad aunt

So here’s what happened at Christmas:

Captain Caffeine and I ordered our nieces’ and nephew’s gifts well before Christmas but because postage takes longer in December, we had the gifts mailed to where we would be staying over Christmas rather than to our house. We figured it would be safer than waiting to see if we’d get them in time before traveling.

However, when I was doing the ordering, I made the mistake of having the gifts sent to MY name rather than the name of the person whose house we were staying at.

Needless to say, the gifts were returned as “undeliverable” because the post office said that “Camy Tang” does not live at that address. Which I totally don’t get because we get mail addressed to other people at our address ALL the time.

And so we showed up at Christmas and had no gifts for our nieces and nephew. Bad aunty and uncle.

So now I am making sure we got refunded for the gifts that were returned as “undeliverable” and I’m reordering them to send them to our nieces and nephew. Five months late. I think that’s almost worse than not showing up with presents at Christmas.

16 comments :

  1. Christmas in July party, LOL. (My family does stuff like this.) Sorry, I know this is aggravating.

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    1. LOL! Good to know it's not just me!!!

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  2. Ugh, sorry for the hassle, but you aren't a bad aunt! You're the fun aunt who is now giving presents year round! :)

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  3. I didn't get to see my family during Christmas, and instead of mailing them right after Christmas, I didn't get around to mailing them until mid February. So your not to far behind me. :-)

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  4. Hah! Thanks, at least I'm not alone. :)

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  5. Yep! I think you just started the 'un-Christmas' (the Pooh Bear's un-birthday) tradition.
    Nice one.

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  6. Think of it as a Southern Hemisphere Christmas. We always get our pressies in the summer.

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    1. Hahahaha! I like that! Not sure if the teens will, but that's okay. :)

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  7. You're a great aunt, thoughtfully planning way in advance!! Some things just don't work out as planned.

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  8. You're not a bad aunt! You're extending their Christmas and they're going to love it! Getting all the gifts at once can be overwhelming for kids. Now they'll be able to concentrate on what you're giving them! It's fine!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Quite the contrary! That makes you a great aunt! Kids like to get presents and now they can get presents mid year and at Christmas. They know you love them and more importantly they have fun new presents from the best aunt, Aunt Camy ;)

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    1. I suppose you're right, I'd have liked getting a surprise mid year!

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