I am so embarrassed

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Registered: 07-10-2002
I am so embarrassed
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Wed, 12-25-2013 - 6:19pm

Lately I've been having a really hard time remembering important things.  Having to work really hard to remember things. 

I forgot to get Christmas gifts for two of my friends .  I hosted a Chrsitmas Eve party and they each brought me very thoughtful gifts and I did not have mine for them. I thanked them for their gifts and then wanted to sink into a hole. I feel soooo bad because they are two people I wanted to get gifts for.   We normally do birthdays  and Christmas.    I did take one of them to the nutcracker, had her over for Thanksgiving and I did host the party but still I wanted to get them each something.   So now, do I say something?  What do I say or should I just let this go.  I feel I should say something but it would be so anti-climatic.  Today is Christmas. 

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 12-26-2013 - 10:21am

If you did take one to the Nutcracker and paid, then I think that would be her present, right?  For the other one, you could buy a gift and arrange to see her and then say that you were so distracted by the party, that you forgot to give it to her that night.  Maybe she will see through the white lie but if she is a good friend, I think she will not make a big deal about it.

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Registered: 07-10-2002
Thu, 12-26-2013 - 2:16pm

Thanks.   It is probably me making a big deal out of it.    The Nutcracker really was not her present.  It was a prize I won and shared with her, she  paid for our drinks and light meal afterwards.  

These are fairly new friends that I want to have that kind of sharing with. ie: we do birthday and Christmas presents, etc.  Maybe I can do what you suggested with a gift the next time I see each of them and say I was so distracted which is not a lie.  Something has been going on lately where I am really distracted forgetting important stuff making weird mistakes.  Not being able to think straight.  I did not think through my gifts for them or a couple of other people.  Probably trying to do too much.