Christmas is all about spending time with family, eating until you need to loosen the strap on your belt and getting into the festive spirit by placing ‘Santa stop here’ signs in your backyard.
But one mum has been blasted online, for going too far with her decorating and asking her family members to match their Christmas wrapping to their ‘theme’ this year.
The woman took to a Facebook group to post a screenshot of a text she had sent to her family, which she claimed was just a ‘small request’ during the holidays.
‘Her guys, pls have your wrapping match the theme this year: silver, gold, white and some pinks,” she said in the text.
One family member wrote back saying “okies” with a laughing face emoji and an eye-roll.
She further explained in the Facebook caption, saying: “I’m going to be brave and admit that I’ve not had many “young children” over in case they touch the tree or re-arrange the correct placement of the presents,” she wrote alongside the text.
“I’ve also got a 15 month old who hasn’t really touched any of it!”
Within minutes, people called the mum out for her behaviour, with one commenter asking: ‘Has the meaning of Christmas been lost?’
“To think you actually sent this text out to other humans has my face stuck in an ugly downward position. I mean, I can relate to picky matchy matchy… BUT THIS!.. No,” they continued.
Another person said that if they got that message from a family member, they would ‘go straight to the shops to find the most hideous gaudy wrapping paper’ and wrap every present in a different kind.
Others couldn’t believe the mum wouldn’t let her child touch the gifts, claiming they ‘find the cutest most colourful wrapping possible’ because their kids ‘love coming out and seeing what crazy paper is on the presents each year’.
“How boring to have them all the same,” the commenter said.
“Lol I know the response I’d get from my family if I sent that textMy family already think I’m Christmas insane… they’d gift a straitjacket if I sent this text out,” another person said.
We can only imagine what Christmas dinner is like in this mum’s place.
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