So a thing happened on fb today, and I want some honest opinions on it.
I put up a picture or Charlie’s closet and a bunch of sweet folk commented on it. Several people asked where we were registered.
These folks aren’t ones I’m really close to and they weren’t invited to the shower, so I told them where we were registered but said “but please don’t feel like you need to get us a gift!”
Honestly I was trying to be polite-and I feel awkward about it, because I don’t want anyone to feel obligated to buy us a gift. One friend said that I needed to be gracious and just say thank you.
And I felt….scolded. Because the last thing I would ever want to do is be rude. I just don’t want folks thinking I’m fishing for presents, you know?
But apparently by telling people they DONT have to buy me a gift I’m being rude. I just responded that I have thank you cards ready and waiting, and that I am of course appreciative-I just don’t want folks to feel obligated to buy us stuff.
So… That feels uncomfortable.