Today is the 25th of November and it is 4 weeks till Christmas. I am usually much more organised and switched on, but this year I have no clue of what to get people. Yes a big fail for me. Are you in this boat too? Or are you super organised and will put me to shame.
I must say the kids have been pushing the limits lately so maybe I tried to block the whole idea of Christmas out of my head! I did mutter at one stage that Christmas is cancelled. This as you can imagine got kids very upset and I told them that it will all be fine, as long as they are good and nice!
They asked a very clever question, “Mummy, can Santa hear us?” I then said yes he can. In hindsight maybe this was not a good move, as Santa sounds like a spy or a stalker. He does see you when you are sleeping and awake. Does this man have state of the art technology to help him? You can only wonder? Why is it that the poor mummies and daddies of this world are left to our own devices! Not fair I say.
So as it is in fact 4 weeks till the fateful Christmas Day I better step up. What to get the kids? I do have a few ideas but don’t want to spend up big (cannot afford it) and the fact that we don’t have heaps of space for things or even what we have now. I suppose I will have to take some things to the charity shops, get rid of some things and make room for more toys to come live with us or be scattered all over the house. I just hope they last more than a day.
The big question I now face is what to get family, and especially the husband! I am sure I will find something. The twins even are making secret presents at pre-school so they are all organised. Seems like it is just me.
I cannot be all bad, I have managed to purchase a gift for my secret person in FMS Secret Gift Exchange, and it was posted off today. I am super excited and hope the person I bought for likes it. I went with their favourite colour and the twins helped. They had a great time running around all the shops up here to help me pick something wonderful.
One other thing that I need to think about is gifts for the pre-school teachers. This is the girls last year of pre-school and they will be moving into Kindy next year. It is going to be such an emotional farewell and the kids are sad but extremely excited to start their next adventure at big school. I’m thinking of making shortbread and giving the teachers a nice candle each.
What are your thoughts? Send suggestions as it will all help. Have you got all organised for Christmas. It is only 4 weeks away! I don’t mean to worry you, but it is not long at all!
Multiblogging MumDecember 2, 2013
As a mum of 7 (including 2 sets of twins) plus 1 step-son, I’m finding the Christmas shopping way too hard this year!
The year has flown by way too fast as well! !
Wishing that we could put Christmas on hold for a short time!
SuzanneDecember 11, 2013
Gosh that would be hard and I feel your pain. My family only buy for the kids. Hubby’s family all buy presents. I have no idea what to get them and like all men it is all left to me. We get paid this week so off to the shops on the weekend for Christmas shopping with the family. Should be fun and interesting. I just hope it is not stressful and we magically find a park. I wish I had a hold button on time as well.Thanks for the comment on the blog. Sorry I was a bit slow replying.
Austin KillionDecember 11, 2013
Okay this is really cute Suzanne! lol Kids are so funny 🙂 If your having trouble finding what to buy your loved ones, i have made a list of what to buy different loved ones, Im sure it will help you out as you try to rush and buy gifts!
SuzanneDecember 11, 2013
Thanks for the comment and the advice on what to get people. I will take a look and see if it inspires me.