Tuesday, November 14, 2006

It has begun!

No waiting till the day after Thanksgiving for us! Oh no. My wife and I did our first Christmas shopping today! Oh I know…some folks feel the whole holiday thing starts way too early. So do I. But if you can’t beat ‘em...join ‘em! Better yet, go ahead and get there before they do!! And that was our plan. We would get in some early shopping while the shelves were full, the crowds were slim, parking was available in the same county as the store, and discount prices were all around. And for the most part, it worked. We even had time for some good Chinese food for lunch.

The only problem? We still have about a hundred more trips to go. The crowds will be ridiculously large. Shelves will be bare. “Merry Christmas” will turn into “get the hell out of my way!” And the spirit of Christmas will teeter on the brink of extinction.

We’ll get through it. We always do. Our traditions and fun times will save us. But knocking off some of this shopping while it was a bit easier was definitely a smart way to get things started.

7 comments:

thelastnoel said...

Have you thought of shopping online? I love just ordering stuff and it comes out of nowhere.

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

Oh no! You've become a Christmas-creeper.

My wife has been buying stuff behind my back for months now.


I feel so ashamed!

Winston said...

The hassle, the crowds, the driving around mall parking lots fighting for spaces so you can go inside and fight for sizes or colors -- no fun anymore. Buying on impulse throughout the year and doing a lot of shopping online make the gift-giving season tolerable for me. Of course, I am one of those rare birds that would rather take a public flogging than go to a mall anytime of the year. Roomie says I am hopeless...

Jazz said...

Every year I vow that it will all be done by the end of November. Every year I haven't even started by that time.

radioactive girl said...

See I am almost done shopping. My excuse is that we do Christmas at Thanksgiving with my family, so if I need to get that done, I might as well do it all. I only have my husband left to shop for, and I have no idea what to get him or I would be totally done already.

Em said...

Tony...a "Christmas creeper"? Is this what I've become?? I'm so ashamed.

Winston...no one likes malls. I'm with ya!

Radioactive Girl...you are just too organized!! LOL

Emery Jo said...

Wait, Christmas is coming?! OH DEAR LORD.

hehe.