So, seeing as how the economy is tanking, does anyone have ideas for a cheap low-cost Christmas? I guess it’s not just about the economy being awful, but we’re also hoping to teach our kids that Christmas isn’t about getting presents. As such, here are the presents I was thinking about: (why does it always come down to presents???)
- Bean loves to draw and she has a huge stack of drawings in her closet. I thought I’d take them to Kinkos and have them bound into a book. Accompany that with a new sketchbook and colored pencils. Maybe even draw her a picture from me… As a bonus she’ll learn that it’s okay not to excel at something (as I am not gifted in the visual arts)
- Little Man loves his puppies (and occasionally really loves certain toy trains and cars). I thought about knitting him a cute backpack to carry his stuff in – but I’m afraid I’ll end up knitting like mad Christmas eve trying desperately to hit a deadline that’s impossible…
- Bruiser just likes to teethe on things. And besides, babies like empty boxes better than anything else, so I think I can handle this one.
I won’t talk about hubbs, since he’s bound to read this. I’ll just put some coal in his stocking. Or maybe snowman poop (**marshmallows**). hee, hee…. Te iubesc, dragule!