Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Christmas Shopping.

I am Christmas shopping these days. I think it's because it's 90 degrees outside and "I need a little Christmas, right this very minute."

I ordered Thing 1's main gift--an American Girl doll. I ordered her from the catalog, over the phone. I was so excited that I didn't want to purchase her online. I wanted someone to share the joy with me--which "Carol" seemed happy to do. When the box came, I was giddy with joy. I hope my daughter is even HALF as excited as I am about this gift. It is hard to find "just the thing."

The older my kids get--the more thought that I find myself putting into their three gifts--trying to find that one "thing" that will fill their every heart's desire. Last year was such a tremendous and lovely Christmas that I have missed it all year long. I still do. But I find myself stressing about how to make this year just as magical.

But, I remember, one of the things that made last year so great was that I bought them each their three, carefully selected gifts, stowed them away, and spent the rest of the month listening to music and serving other people and enjoying my children, while they're still little and carry magic with them wherever they go. It had nothing to do with the gifts, really.

So maybe I'm just trying to hurry things along a bit.
Yeah. I think that's a definite possibility.


  1. I know that both you and your daughter will be enjoying this special gift for many years to come.

  2. I like this... Christmas has been in the back of my mind too. I have been trying hard to find something I could do home-made... hum. I think I would rather buy wonderful, perfect presents. I wish I could be everywhere at christmas- coast to coast, peeking in- sharing the delight that is kids at christmas. I'm so glad to have phones.... Love you! (my mouth is a little sore, yours?)