Well, I made it! Another one has passed and I managed to make it through. Believe me when I say, the past 4 weeks I have requested assistance from not only my own gods, but my children's God as well.
I needed some clarity, some restraint so not to get caught up in all the frivolous buying and spending on overly promoted toys my kids "forgot" they wanted until they saw them in the store,LOL.
About 3.5 weeks ago the little ones were prompted to begin thinking about their letters to Santa. Make a list I said, this way, if you think of something else, you can add it and at the end of the week, we'll write the letters.
I'm almost embarrassed to tell you what my children asked for, my 9yr daughter, books, color by number, a surprise. My 5yrson... legos and crayons, and balloons.
It's wonderful they didn't ask for anything, but that's really hard to shop for, hahaha!
We had a very quiet day, the kids were very happy with what Santa did bring, a few ipods, an iPhone, a boombox, many legos, a lot of ironman, craft kits everywhere!!
We ate casually, but deliciously, early to bed, only to be repeated tomorrow :)
I'm looking forward to 2011...new beginnings, new commitments, new attitudes.
But first, we have New Years Eve dinner with my girls <3