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Old 12-11-2018, 01:21 PM   #21
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I think it's okay to drop it off. Or you could mail it.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:34 PM   #22
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Thanks! The only problem is that today would be my last session of the year with her. If she can't find me another time this week, I'll only get to see her next year, when the gift wouldn't really make sense, since it's a pair of oven mittens with a Christmassy theme.... I'm so sad. But also worried about her. I didn't ask what was wrong.

I walked by the clinic, and I almost went inside to give it to her secretary.... but I decided not to. Oh well....

It's okay if you decided not to give it today. I still wear my Christmas pajamas outside of the main season, I think similarly the mitts would still make sense= be used and loved afterwards.
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Old 12-11-2018, 04:05 PM   #23
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It's okay if you decided not to give it today. I still wear my Christmas pajamas outside of the main season, I think similarly the mitts would still make sense= be used and loved afterwards.
Agreed. Its not so much the gift anyway, its the thought behind it that counts.
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I got myT two bottles of wine - one red and one white. The brand is ďTherapyĒ and one of the bottles is called Freudian Sip and the other one...I forget but itís something about Freud. And I wrote him a really sincere, heartfelt card. Iím seeing him over the holidays - weíre not taking time off but Iím going to give it to him on Thursday just cause Iím excited to haha.
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It's interesting to see the number of T's who do except gifts. I just assumed in general most did not
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My T accepts gifts. Not sure about Christmas gifts, but general gifts that aren't too expensive. She prefers the personally made gifts. I don't gift her for holidays though. We barely even acknowledge holidays/birthdays.
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I generally only buy presents for my work secret Santa and my church group's white elephant exchange. My family doesn't do gifts anymore (we did when were kids, but now all the kids are grown up). I find it a relief. I hate shopping. It stresses me out.
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I got myT two bottles of wine - one red and one white. The brand is ďTherapyĒ and one of the bottles is called Freudian Sip and the other one...I forget but itís something about Freud. And I wrote him a really sincere, heartfelt card. Iím seeing him over the holidays - weíre not taking time off but Iím going to give it to him on Thursday just cause Iím excited to haha.


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Update: T just sent me a message asking me how my big thing had gone. I replied and took the opportunity to ask how she was doing, and then I told her how I was expecting to give her the gift yesterday, and asked, if there's no possibility of us meeting before the break (I'll be out from this Saturday to New Years'. She's taking an extra week for summer vacations), if there was any way that I could give it to her, even if I didn't have a session.
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This morning her secretary called me and said that one person wouldn't be able to make it to their session, and asked me if I wanted to come then. I said yes, and I did.

Just came back from the session, and I gave her the oven mittens.

As I was waiting for her, there was this kid in the waiting room, along with his mother. The mom was also carrying something in a gift bag. The little boy's T came out before mine did, and I watched as he gave her a box of chocolates. Then I started questioning my gift, feeling like a little kid giving their preschool teacher a gift to be acknowledged.

Right about then, my T comes out and I give her my bag, and I immediately express my feelings of embarrassment. I told her exactly this, "Now I feel like a little kid giving you a present to obtain your approval". She said, "Oh, don't you feel like that. Thanks!" She complimented the bag, I said it was a bit extravagant. Once we were inside her office, she opened the bag (with some difficulty, I must point out) and said, "Oh, these are cute! Thank you!! I love Christmas-decorated things!" then we moved on to the session.

Oh well, see you January 15th, T. Have a good break!
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