Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Christmas Shopping- grumble grumble...

Why can't everyone just buy their own Christmas gifts! (ok, I know, that's not the spirit) Ok, for adults, I am quite sure I cannot choose anything for anyone that they would want more than something they could pick out themselves. (hmmmm, gift cards...) I tried to hit the mall today, the last day before the mall becomes off limits to me, and it was fine except I had 2 kids in tow and it's hard to be productive in those circumstances, since I am chasing them around, and I can't get anything for them anyways. Then I decided online shopping was the way to go and I've been trying to do that for a while now, with MANY interruptions, and no purchases, and 1 day into it, I'm sick of Christmas shopping! For kids, I have a hard time buying toys- they feel like a rip off, and I just see millions of pieces I'll be picking up for months to come until I can't handle it and I start slowly throwing them away or sneaking them into the DI box in the garage. Clothes, well those are fun for me to buy for the kids, but not too fun for them to open Christmas morning so I'm going to limit it to 1 really cute outfit they can be excited about. And Bella is at that age where she's not playing with a lot of toys really, and everything seems way to babyish for her, or crazy, like this electric tattoo pen that Amazon recommends for her age:What? Seriously? So my six year old can start looking forward to her first tattoo?? And don't get me started on Bratz- and these fat baby bratz- are you kidding me? I wonder if they have their own g-string under there too...
Ok, enough of my complaining- I hope no one is offended- if you like Bratz, no offense intended- you are not alone, obviously a lot of parents like them. Maybe I'm just like my mom who hated Barbie when I was a kid.

6 comments:

Katie said...

you crack me up! I so feel you on this one! The crap that's out there kills me! I try and buy stuff they can play with outside if I can. I am the same way about getting rid of toys.

McDonald Army Brats*** said...

I am happy to know that I am not the only one that has a standing "DI box" in the basement. Hey one word that made my Christmas shopping easier for two years now. I paid $80 per year for free shipping. I ship all presents directly to everyone. Those good deals on Amazon aren't ruined by the shipping charges. Absolutely love it! All Christmas shopping for extended family is DONE!!! Yeah! Just a few little things to pick up for stockings, and I am saving that for when I get to AZ! Now I can start my Christmas cards!

Shauna said...

I can come entertain your kids while you online shop if you want :) I can't guarantee a clean house when we're done, though.

melmck said...

that tatoo thing in complete nonsense. i'm not so much in the mood these days either, so don't feel bad. and i'm going to take your lead and probably go online shopping for everyone. thanks for the idea! ps. that bratz baby is not cute.

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Sarah's Nonsense said...

I reverted to online shopping this year. I think it's the way to go. And no worries...I also am left dazed and confused when I try to figure out the Bratz Babies? Who are they for and what exactly are they supposed to imply?