Dec. 23rd and so much to do still!!! I don’t know how this happened. We got most of our Christmas shopping done during Cyber Monday. I was so pumped to FINALLY be on top of things and ahead of schedule.
Here I am, 2 days before Christmas, still needing to get stocking stuffers and our Christmas Eve box items. Problem is, I have all 3 of my kids with me!
So, tell me if your parents did this to you when you were a kid:
My mom would take us shopping for “other people”- her friend’s kids, my cousins, etc. She’d have us pick things out that WE liked. I remember being so jealous cause I picked great stuff and hoped she would take note and get it for me too. Lol.
Then here comes Christmas morning and all the stuff we picked out would be wrapped and waiting for is under the tree or in our stockings!
She tricked us!!!!!
Mom was able to pull this of for a few years (maybe 2-3), and then I finally got it. And then I got smart! I loved going shopping for “other people” then. I knew what she was doing and she was none the wiser. Lol! It was the best of both worlds- She got her shopping done and I got to pick what I wanted!
This year, I will be doing this very thing. I have to. Since I haven’t done it in a few years, I don’t think Little Miss (8.5 yrs old) will catch on. But! She’s smart and very clever, so we’ll see.
Here’s to finishing up our last minute Must-Dos.
Tell me, what kind of trickery did your parents use on you for the holidays to get things done?