Did you see what I did there? Did you? No? Gah. This is a Christmas blog post about stopping myself buying too much and that was meant to be a pun, you know, reindeers. These things shouldn't need to be explained, huh?
I've started my Christmas shopping. So far I've only bought for the kids but oh my life, there is so much out there that I want to buy I'm having difficulty holding myself back and I'm wondering if this is a problem for anyone else? It's not helped by the fact that I love to see a huge pile of presents under the tree on Christmas morning. Mr M is starting to suspect that I get more out of this present-buying malarky than anyone else...
What have I bought? Fur Real Friends, Barbies, Sylvanian Families, Playmobil, board games, remote controlled spiders, make-up, DVDs, books, magic wands and tricks, Hot Wheels tracks and Huggle Buddies. Then there are the things I haven't bought yet - remote controlled dinosaurs, letter writing sets, rubber stamps, the obligatory socks and pyjamas, Hex bugs, spy planes... My kids are spoilt. RUINED. (I've drawn the line at Zhu Zhu Pets).
Thankfully my kids are still young so it means I can get them lots of presents. I dread the day when they want one expensive item like an iPod or Nintendo DS. That will be no fun for me at all! I like shopping, I like wrapping presents and I like watching them being opened. One little box under the tree on Christmas morning just won't do it for me.
I realise with over two months to go I need to slow down a tad, at this rate my house will rival a ToysRUs store by Christmas Eve, plus it's getting mighty expensive - those Sylvanian Families are not cheap! However I do still feel compared to some of my friends that their children get bought way more than mine - I still think I am being quite restrained. (My husband says otherwise).
Please tell me I am not alone in my present-shopping obsession?! There must be other
freaks kind and generous mothers out there.
love & kisses
Mrs M x