It's been ages since I blogged here, and I don't even have anything creative to share, except a bit of 'creative writing'.
In writing to a friend this morning, after typing all of this out, I realized this is something I will want to look back on in years to come, and someday my kids might even be amused by mom's experiences in attempting to pull off a memorable family Christmas for them.
Here it is:
I'm off to run like a mad woman this morning too. Do you know that it is IMPOSSIBLE to find an old Wii game, NHL Slapshot? It's one of the very few things Charlie has asked for this year, because his old copy is scratched and crashes all the time. Sigh. Seriously, my kid asks for a game that is marked down to 99 cents at EB games, because they don't even take it in trade anymore, and it's one of like 3 things he wants (You know you're having a bad mom year when the kid asks for his own tube of toothpaste and a game worth NOTHING), and though I can come up with the toothpaste for him, I think that's not going to make Christmas magical. lol I've even put an ad on Kijiji looking for it, but I'm coming up empty!
I've got one who wants a cell phone, and a $140 set of headphones, and the other wants a tube of toothpaste and an obsolete Wii game. My life is full of contradictions! Maybe it's because last year the poor kid got a laptop that didn't work and had to be sent back twice, and a pair of headphones that took him over 6 months to figure out how to use. Asking for toothpaste and a 99 cent game probably seems like a good plan to him. Lowering expectations and all.
Sigh. I'm ready for bed and it's not even 8:30 a.m..
Heaven help me in attempting to make this a magical Christmas for all at our house!