Prior to Friday I had been a bad little elf. Not one gift had been purchased, not.one. I can honestly say I am in the Christmas spirit but the urge to shop has failed to hit me this year. However, there is nothing like a good deal to put a little fire under the tooshie to get out and get moving. I came across the deal Walmart was having this weekend where you purchased the Wii for $199 and got a $75 gift card back at the time of purchase. Just what I needed!! Headed out Friday night to count it..3 different stores before I was able to find one, and then it was on and poppin’ swiping card here, there and everywhere!!
Sunday, filled the gas tank up and hit the road in the Milf mobile headed from the burbs to Atlanta to finish up the shopping that I started on Friday. Went to the mall and scored some awesome deals on clothing for the children. Got the Mr. a nice pair of sunglasses that he asked for and got toys for the children. The back of my car was full and I felt satisfied with my purchases especially for the minimal amount of money that I spent. Then the foolishness set in this morning and I started to think that I needed to head out and get more “stuff”.
Foolishness, I like everyone else gets caught up in the ideal that the meaning of Christmas is to have the bottom of the tree overflowing with presents that they won’t play with. I have decided to pick up a few more items to include books, a crayola crayon maker, the Michael Jackson game for the Wii and a beginners sewing machine for my stepdaughter and that is IT for the children.These typed words as my witness. I don’t want to them to get the idea that Christmas is all about the gifts..so cliche but true, these children are horribly spoiled, toys here and there all during the year. I am currently searching to see if there is a place where all of us can go to volunteer so they can really understand how blessed they are, because based on the words that come out of my son’s mouth I think he believes he’s entitled.
The truth of the matter is most of us are in much better positions to provide for our children than our parents were in providing for us. The hard part is drawing the line between satisfying our need to feel validated in going a step above our parents and just being flat out excessive.
I couldn’t help myself..we got the moves right?!!
Did you lose your mind buying gifts this season or did you keep it conservative?! Be honest!