It’s getting to that time again. I usually have most of my presents bought before 1 December, my cards written and gift bags ready to put the presents in.
This year I am WAY behind. I have a few gifts but not a lot. I have no idea what to get my kids for Christmas this year. We went to Florida on holiday this year and they got some extras then so they understand there won’t be huge presents this year. My youngest…..he’s asked for…..wait for it…..a stool.
Yes, you heard right.
He wants a stool to sit in front of his xbox with. I can hardly contain my excitement at the thought of searching for a stool – and trying to wrap it. My eldest? He’s asked for nothing so far – even when prompted.
Remember when they were little – and you just bought all the Fisher Price toys or the whole selection of Action Men, Wrestlers or Barbie dolls?
The 200 wrestlers (no, I didn’t buy all them, some were inherited and a few bought and added to the collection) have been passed onto a friend with three sons and a wrestler addiction. I’m paying it forward as someone did that for me when my boys loved wrestlers. My days of buying the easy toys are gone.
The one thing I always buy my boys – even though they might not want them – is books. I buy them a few each Christmas in the hope they’ll discover the joy of reading. For a while my eldest did. He loved the Michael Grant series of books and I’m hoping he’ll find another collection to enjoy. My youngest occasionally reads Tom Gates. The two things they always read are the Guinness Book of Records and Ripley’s Believe it or Not – so they will definitely be on the list!
What is your secret gift wish for Christmas? For me, more hours in the day would be useful. Other than that I’ll have a red strap for my apple watch thanks!