Here it is December 2nd and I have sitting back having a brew, feeling quite confident that I have the majority of Christmas shopping completed. We planned well this year…ok Hubby did the finances and I was the idea woman…that is the hard part by the way! I digress…
This evening of course my 2 darling daughters decided to rock my All-Prepared-for-Christmas feeling by writing yet another list for Santa. Why is it that every year I fall for this? I should know by now that there are new commercials on TV, new toys being promoted to the kids and the trends change much more quickly than my Christmas-list-making-pen can keep up with.
Tonight their squeals of delight when they talked with each other about their new choices echoed irritatingly through my head. All that thought and effort that I had put into finding their first choices at a good price went down the drain. My heart was sinking and I had some nasty, not blogworthy thoughts. You parents out there know what thoughts I’m talking about…the ones where you would like to ignore their wishes and say “Forget it, they already made their bloody lists!”
Alright, I had the thought but the reality is that the things they LOVE now aren’t expensive and I still have some money in the budget so I’m shopping again and I shall be victorious! I will be “The Best Mom Ever” on Christmas day when Sydney opens her new figit friends and Chelsea her new Barbie puppy swim school.
Tonight I raise my coffee cup to Moms and Dads everywhere as Christmas approaches and we pull out the big guns and scrawl “Mom & Dad” on these very special last minute gifts….
Santa won’t be getting all the credit in this house!