Along with my living room, my family room AND my garage. The Mini got so many gifts this year, that I’m tempted to start a home project of closing off my two story family room to make an extra room upstairs to be dedicated to all of the toys we have. I thought it was bad having one kid, but having two means that the grandparents buy four times the amount of shit that makes noise. We spent a good portion of the day removing batteries from toys. And the irony of all of this is that we were brilliant parents this year, thinking: “wouldn’t it be totally awesome to buy him a drum set?” Drums! He LOVES drums! He’s going to be a musical genius!!! Get the boy some drums!
And of course, along with any type of vehicle, the drums were a hit (badum bum! HA!…HA!). So far he hasn’t wanted to practice drum solos at 3AM, but then again, he’s tired from two days worth of festivities without naps.
Little Girl obviously didn’t really care about Christmas. She did however care about any sort of wire or ornament hanging off the tree. She loved wrapping paper, and anything that belonged to her brother and could easily fit in her mouth. Because of this, I bought her a couple of things and then recycled toys from the basement. She could care less about any of it. She is perfectly fine with her old toys and of course, power cords. As the Mini banged on his drums at the ripe hour of 7:30, she looked at me like, “oh Jesus, is this going to go on ALL day?”
I really didn’t expect much for Christmas this year, just because we now try to focus our Christmas budget on the kids, but I did manage to get the shock of my life when my husband surprised me with one of these. Some women prefer diamonds. I prefer my shiny to be in the form of technology. Although, I would never turn down diamonds. But seriously, I have the best husband on the planet.
So, what did everyone else get? Anyone returning any appliqué sweaters this year?