So what do you think??? I want something Christmasy but I'm not really a big fan of the red and green and stuff, makes it seem too dark. Right??? LOL
I thought this was perfect and it's definitely getting me in the mood for Christmas, hence what I'll be doing this weekend, decorating and putting up the tree.
Is it just me or do some of the Artificial Tree prices seem ludicrous??? I mean, have you all seen the commercial for that RETRO tree, just because it's colored lights it costs $199....say WHAT?!?!?! I'm sorry but I would rather buy one of the 7' tall with the white lights on for $75 and use the rest of the money for gifts. I'm just saying!!!
I love the holidays and I love Christmas in particular, nothing like baking cookies and hanging decorations and wrapping presents, remembering the real reason behind Christmas and talking about Jesus with the kids. BUT, I can't stand how everything has become so commercialized, it's crazy how much money people spend during this season. I mean, I've seen people spend $500 on each kid. Why is my question???
I understand if you have the money for it, by all means do it, but I am talking mostly about the people who get into debt just to spend thousands of dollars on stuff that within the first week after christmas, the kids don't remember exist. I'm talking from experience people, I know what it's like. I've also been sucked into the big spending and tons of toys and then sit there quietly and *in shock* while the kids are more distracted in playing with the empty boxes these toys came in. Isn't there a place that makes just pretty boxes that we can buy for them??? Someone point me in that direction please!!!
While we're on the subject of presents, let's not forget to take our annual "How to open a toy package 101", believe me, if you are new to parenting, this is a MUST TAKE CLASS!!!
Yep, see all the parents nodding their heads yes??? There's nothing worse than having the kids all excited about a new toy and then making them sit there for 30 minutes while you pry and prod and cut and chew on the little twisty things and then you can never find the screw driver to remove the screws. HELLO?!?!?! Why are there even screws on these things??? LOL
Anyway, moving on. We have had some real snow here, it started last night but unfortunately by this morning it was melting again....come on now, can we just have some good snow for Christmas?? Is there anything better than a White Christmas?
Even though things have been so crazy here, I have managed to send off the first batch of Christmas Cards, I still have some more to mail, but at least I'm doing it. It's not the first year that I end up not sending a single one and then I feel awful.
Well I have tons of laundry to do and mopping and that fun home stuff, so I better skidaddle on out of here. I hope you're all enjoying your friday....I for one get giddy at the thought of sleeping in tomorrow. Isn't it funny how our perspectives change when we become parents??? Sleeping in is a GOOD DAY for the parents LOL