...How gullible am I? The last we spoke of Christmas, it was Thanksgiving. M was fine with no gifts, and understood that if he needed something he was to ask, otherwise there would be nothing. L said she wasn't doing Christmas at her house, when asked. But her half sister said they were doing Christmas at her house. No biggie. husband and I decided to go see Sherlock Holmes on the 25th. So, M's cell has been turned off a number of times. I looked up how much it would cost to get him on our plan, and it's only $10 a month, and I can limit his minutes. I'm going to have to think about the texting question... So, the other night he gets back to me by Facebook and says "No, I think I'll wait on a phone. I'm too busy for it. And we'll wait to see how my grades are." Huh? L calls today. Are we doing Christmas at my house? No. What do you want to do mom? What do you have planned, L? "Nothing. I told you I wasn't doing anything when I saw you on Thanksgiving." Hmm... That's what I said too. husband said you and your sister were doing something at her house. "That's for her side of the family. And it's not on Christmas, anyway. We drew names for gifts." OK. "Well, what are we going to do?" I'm busy dear, I'll have to talk to you about this later. So, I confirmed with husband, we're not doing anything Christmas except maybe a movie. I might put something in a crockpot. We told L that we weren't going to do anything or any gifts. Then M calls to tell me about his classes - he's doing well - and wants to know what cell provider I have. Lots of beating around the bush. Mind you, I'm at work. He mentions his grades, and how it would be easier to find work if he had a car. I'm not buying him a car. I didn't even learn to drive until I was 25 years old. And he can't afford insurance or gas or upkeep. I'm happy to do the movie and crockpot with husband. M hates everything cooked in the crockpot. Or at least he did. Maybe he's hungry enough to eat most anything these days? More than that, will I be strong enough to limit it to a movie and a crockpot and if no one else likes that they can either plan something else and invite us or they don't have to come and I can just enjoy my day? Humbug!