Gift Giving Now...and Then
Have a great Holiday Season 2015
What I was thinking about this time last year, and it hasn't changed much this year..... so I'm refreshing an older post as I felt slightly sentimental today...
Gift Giving Now... and Then ( posted on:November 14, 2014)
I can hardly believe it's so near to December. It doesn't seem that long ago when I had a houseful of children who's gift list included items under $50: Cars, Trains and Trucks for the boys. Blocks, Baby Dolls and Faux make-up for the girls. Monopoly of course, for the adults in the house.
I began shopping in mid-September and hid honking cars, buzzing bees, musical pianos and other noisy critters in the top of the linen closet. No matter how gently I scolded them while searching for clean sheets, some errant Jet Rocket would blast off with a boom or red Fire Truck scream to be set free on the road.
Monopoly - The Classic Edition
We had many an all-nighter with our 4 children, 3 neighbor kids, 1 cousin and hubby making profound financial decisions about trading a Railroad, adding hotels, or squabbling about Boardwalk or Park Place. I admit, I always ended with Charleston and went out first. I think it was fatigue, though, not my prowess with money.
No wonder my children aced Math in school. They'd been wheeling and dealing and bargaining since 4 years old.
What? He's 11 for Pete's sake. And the older kids, well here's what they want and I can see my wallet shrinking as I finish this post. Hey, I have Amazon Prime-- shipping is free.
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