Christmas Shopping… There! I Said It!

Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!

Ok, now that we got the Beetlejuice out of the way, I am going there. I know I am going to get oodles of hate mail over this one, but I am one of those bat-shit-crazy moms who have started Christmas shopping already.

I can’t help it, last year we found ourselves in such a crunch come late November, I just didn’t want to go through it again this year. And honestly, I am not one to go running through the mall on Black Friday, getting mauled by a million other moms looking for the same  deal, or a damn Furby. Just not my scene.

Over the past two weeks, my mother and I have been quizzing the children, asking what they want Santa to bring them this year. Or just what they want Grandma to get them for Christmas. My always amusing three year old asked Grandma for a Nintendo DS yesterday, and while choking on my water, and of course wondering how the heck he even knows what a DS is, we both simultaneously said no.

What happened to the days of simple toys like fire trucks?

Whether he likes it or not, this year will be about monster trucks and educational toys. Oh, and lots of art supplies because that is what my oldest asked for. After meeting his art teacher Mr. Cooper, he is way into art this year. Which I am over the moon about!

As for Addison, I am going with the new Disney Little People line of Princess goodies. And I think a baby doll. Her first real baby doll. That special doll that all little girls will keep and play with forever. Heck, my parents still have my first baby doll packed away in their basement!

For all you crazy parents out there who are in the same get-Christmas-shopping-over-with mode, what are your toddlers getting for Christmas?

 

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