Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas shopping

I swore to myself that I was not going to buy gifts for Alexander this year. I told myself, "he isn't even two so he won't know, he will recieve enough gifts from family, we do not need more toys in this house, and we will buy him something for his birthday two weeks later, if he needs more toys."
How many of you are laughing at this point? Come on, raise your hand and admit to laughing. It's ok. If you are either laughing or sitting in front of the computer with your hand in the air, congratulations, you know me well. Oh, and you can put your hand down now. You know me well enough to know that was a pointless conversation I had with myself and, of course, I am going to buy my son Christmas gifts! Who was I kidding?? I LOVE shopping and I LOVE my son. That combination is bound to lead to wrapped presents!

And it gets even better...I've already broken down and given him one of his gifts! Yep, I couldn't resist. I found this fun toy on ebay (my new favorite best friend) and when it arrived this afternoon, I could not resist.
It is motorized. It makes cars crash. It is loud. Alexander loves it. Eric loves it. I do not love it (I mentioned it was loud, right?) but love that they love it. I declare this gift a success (and hereby promise to not open the remaining gifts in his closet...are you laughing again?!)


Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Ha ha! I love it. And yes, sometimes their joy is more important than our peace & quiet.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I am laughing are indeed my daughter!

chell said...

Just wait until they get old enough to figure out where you hide them all! The best trick a friend taught me for loud toys is to take clear packing tape and tape it over the speaker. You can still hear the noise but it is muted.