My Mom Cheats

You probably know the old expression, “I trust my mother, but I cut the cards.” Well I’m a subscriber to that philosophy.

We have a no gifts rule this Christmas, but my mom is already cheating. I just received a box of oranges and grapefruits from Florida and a year’s subscription to Old News, my favorite publication. Fresh-squeezed orange juice and red-hot historical articles — my holiday season is jolly already.

We used to have a drawing where each person gave one gift, but that was a pain. Our new rule is everyone brings something they want to get rid of. Don’t we all have enough stuff?