The Freak Out Continues
December 23, 2007
So this afternoon I went into hiding and pulled all the presents, both wrapped and unwrapped, out for the children. I placed them into piles segregated by child, stood back to survey the scene and almost dropped dead right there.
I’ll say it right here, little kids are so much easier to shop for. The presents are larger and for the most part less expensive. Older kids want insanely expensive things that come in packages whose sizes are inversely proportional to the amount of money that they cost.
So I began doing the present shuffle. You now moving presents from one kid to a different kid. Something that I end up doing every year when one child somehow ends up with the lion’s share. But I am not so sure that works any longer. Does my 11 yr old really want some wooden play food to play in the 23″ tall kitchen set? And I am fairly certain my 13 yr old doesn’t want a hello kitty purse, though it would be a nice place to store his new video iPod. And it would protect it nicely while he gets beat up for carrying a hello kitty purse.
Tomorrow we are going to see Santa at the mall. I like to call it a Christmas Eve tradition, rather than the product of my procrastination. But as the kids keep thinking up new things they want Santa to bring them, I have had to break the news to them that the sleigh is already packed. Too bad. So sad.
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