11 Stocking Stuffers I’d be THRILLED to Receive (or Give!)

 

I don’t know how things work in your family, but in this house stockings are Santa’s responsibility.

about a billion (or at least 16) stockings hung on a mantle

I’m not made of money, dammit!

 

That said, there’s nothing wrong with helping the big guy out once in a while.  The way I see it, the less effort he has to put into everyone else’s stockings the more time he has to devote to my gifts.

me with my red and green hair

The real reason for the season.

It is with this philosophy in mind that I give you the following excellent—and compact!—gift ideas

 

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“Fine”

 

The shopping blitz is upon us, I’ve just got the kitchen clean,[1] and I’m about to spend this whole week baking for a party this weekend.

 

Can we take a momentary break from the usual themed posts and just do a sort of general State of the Fam update?

(New Girl) Jess and Schmidt laughing; text on top image reads, "HAHAHA.  What a dumb idea."  Bottom image is closeup of Jess doing a serious face, text reads "Do it."

 

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Demon Rights

 

Offspring recommended Detroit: Become Human so of course I fired it up… and binged that shit so hard; I finished faster than I think I’ve ever finished any game of any genre.  I laughed, I cried, I was extremely uncomfortable—I became the leader the Android Rights movement needed.

(Detroit: Become Human) 3 android figures

Shown: thankful androids

 

Which makes it all the more awkward to report that I may have to chuck that damned Demon Box in the bin.

 

She’s getting too uppity, you know?

 

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Any Given Sunday

 

In case you’ve been wondering—and you have, don’t even try to deny it, it’s basically all you think about—Offspring and I are still playing Ark.

 

Every Sunday, actually; we have a weekly gaming date to catch up (we usually talk and text the rest of the week but he doesn’t always have time for his mom) and just have fun together.

 

Plus it gets me out of some really boring weekend chores and errands, which is just all kinds of bonus.

 

You won’t find us out in any of your worlds, of course, because while two only children can share a game with each other, (just barely) asking us to share with strangers is madness.  No, we’ve got our own server for our little tribe, and even invited Husband to join… he mostly plays on his own, of course.

 

I think we scare him.

 

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