Did I scare ya?
I did online shopping – which I much prefer – and picked up things at yard sales and such; but yesterday was the first day that I purposely went to the store with a list of presents to buy.
It isn’t even December!
BK [before kids] I was starting to do a little better with shopping…
My first child was born December 8, 2002, so that Christmas was very low key.
Since then the Christmas celebration at our house has changed. Both ways were good – just different.
One thing that hasn’t changed is our emphasis on this holiday being Christ’s birthday. The second thing is that it is not just about getting.
When the kids were at the store with me today I made sure they knew that we were not buying anything for them. They helped pick out presents for others.
Now we have to wait and see if they can keep the presents a secret.
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