We are only 10 days away from the first official day of Christmas shopping! Wowee, wow wow! Can you believe it? I love Christmas shopping. I love everything about it. I love finding the perfect present, getting a great deal, going out to lunch with my Mom, checking names off my list… All. Of. It!
Do you know what I don’t like though? Making my Christmas list. I hate it. I’m sure there are lots of things I want, but there is truly nothing that I need. I also don’t like having a list because it seems like I never get the one thing that I wanted and I end up being disappointed. That sounds immature, but it’s true.
Remember on my 30 things I’ve learned in 30 years post, I said “Being the middle child almost never has it’s advantages.” Here is an example of one thing that happened to me when I was maybe 10 years old:
I wanted this microphone for Christmas. It was on a stand and at the bottom it had pedals that you could push with your feet and lights would flash around you. It was pretty damn cool. That same Christmas my (younger) brother wanted an electric guitar. Not a real one, just a kids one for $50 or something like that. On Christmas morning my brother got the guitar and he got the freakin’ microphone! I thought Santa had possibly made a mistake, but my Mom said No, Santa thought the microphone would go really well with the guitar! WTF? Santa turned out to be a total loser that year.
Oh, was I mad! What made it even worse was that my cousin, Hillary, and I would always always always snoop for our gifts ahead of time. So, I knew weeks before Christmas that that microphone was in my house, and I already pictured myself rockin’ out to Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now” while wearing stretch pants, leg warmers, and a giant sweater. It was going to be totally sweet.
So, can you understand my disappointment with Christmas lists?
I do have a couple things on my list right now, such as this:
or possibly a trip to someplace like this:
or maybe one of these:
See, I told you there were lots of things I want. I think there’s 100% chance of Santa telling me those gifts aren’t in his (or anyone’s) budget this year. So, seriously, please help me! What is on your list this year?