Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas ! Shopping, too!!

This has been a very unusual few days for me. On more than one occasion, I have sat down at my laptop only to realize that I have nothing to say. I ALWAYS have something to say! It left me wondering if I was getting sick!

I think I figured out what was going on, though. Or at least I found my excuse! This Christmas shopping thing is a killer for me.

First of all, I hate shopping, grocery stores, fancy boutiques, Walmart... you name it! I don't like being there. I don't like spending the money, I don't like taking the time looking for things I need and I hate trying things on. In my world, it should be waiting for me at the door, all a great fit, nothing left but me to write the check. But at Christmas time, it must be done!

I love giving the perfect gift! I just hate shopping for the perfect gift!

And there is my excuse for being unable to write! I have not been able to find that perfect gift for Alex! Well, not just Alex, but the girls either. They did have many more ideas and were much easier to shop for.

Alex, on the other hand, oh brother! What to get? I have racked my brain until it turned to mush. I hate to buy gifts that require too much adult supervision. I want him to be able to use it or play with it independently, as soon as he opens it!

The other issue we face is that Alex is old enough to know what the other 13 year olds get for Christmas and that is what he wants! Never mind that sometimes he doesn't quite have the abilities to use the gift to its full potential, or that we know he will accidentally break it as soon as he tries to use it for the first time!

You know what, though? NO matter how much I hate shopping, or how much more it costs to buy the toy that looks just like the one the other kids have, it is so worth it to see the look on Alex's face Christmas morning when he opens that package!

Hmmm.... Looky there, I did have a little something to say! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE !!


Emily Dahmer said...

I'm sure he will love whatever he gets...hope you all have an awesome Christmas!

onmymission said...

Oh Boy, do I know how you feel ! We usually end up getting the oddest gifts for my son because he just doesn't know how to play with ordinary toys that other boys his age like...This year his favourite gift was a feather duster, LOL....I'll be writing a post about our Christmas soon, so you'll understand more about the duster ! Truly love reading your blog !

Paige said...

I feel the same way you do! I love giving gifts and trying to find the "perfect" one for each member of my family, but I wish the gifts would find me instead of me having to find them! I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas and that your son loved what he received!

Thank you also for your kind words on my recent post. Yes, I am grieving, but am so thankful for Kayla's relationship with the Lord and the lessons she taught me about believing. I am forever changed, and believe that her life was taken for a reason, although it is hard to understand why at this time.

Have a great week!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope it all worked out well! Happy Holidays! Thanks for stopping by.