Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Christmas in October

I posted on facebook this morning that I have officially purchased my second Christmas gift of the season.  I am so proud of myself for doing something early for a change.

As a mother of a 9 year old boy and a 5 year old girl, Christmas requests have become different over the years.  Long gone are the days of Spider Man, Dora, and some of the more easier things to find.  I have vowed to try to stick to a list like this: something they want, something they need, and something to read.  We’ll see how it goes.

SaraGrace had some pretty easy requests.  She asked for an Easy Bake Oven,

some clothes, and a cheetah pillow for her bed because “I love cheetahs!” (those were her words.)

Cade is a little harder because he has outgrown a lot of toy-type gifts.  He is really into video games and electronics.  So, he has asked for Skylanders video game for his Xbox 360, a wrestling game, and some kind of duck game that you throw the duck into the air and shoot it.

So here is the story on the duck….

As he was telling me and Rob about this duck, I asked him where he had seen it.  He replied, “I saw it on tv two years ago.  I told you I wanted it two years ago.”  Neither Rob nor I remember the duck conversation, but nonetheless, I put it on the list.  After he got out of the car, Rob said, “He must be crazy.  There is no such thing as a duck that flies and you shoot it.”

Well, I am here to tell you that my PI skills have come in handy again.  I googled “duck you throw in the air and shoot,” and low and behold, this came up…

Duck Hunter - Indoor Flying Duck Hunt Game

Y’all, my boy wasn’t crazy, his daddy was!!!  I am so excited!  Rob couldn’t believe I found it, but I am so glad I did. 

I just hope I can stick to my budget and my plan and have Christmas all taken care of before Emmy gets here. 


Carrie said...

Good for you! This duck that you throw up and shoot also has my nephew Gus' name wrote all over it! :)

Surrounded-By-Boys said...

I sent you an email about the Duck Hunter thing, SaraBeth. As for the easy bake oven..I had one as a girl and LOVED it!!!!!!
and I'm especially loving your motto of "something they want, something they need, and something to read" !!!!!!!!!!