Between my busy schedule of cleaning out kitchen cupboards, playing Mafia Wars and chatting with my sister in law via Skype, The Season has completely overtaken me. And not in a good way. Not at all the warm, fuzzy, ‘Turkey next week!’ and ‘Christmas is almost here!’ glow that we all aspire to around this time of the year… but with the far less positive ‘oh, shit’ feeling. As if the death shadows from the movie Ghost are nipping at my heels.
No doubt, I need to get a move on. So, the flurry of catalogs and web sites begins. So far I’ve bought one gift; a birthday present.
The category that stymies me the most is the one that should be the simplest: Kids. When the wee ones are young just about any baby doll or truck will do, but as they grow things get more complicated. Gifts become less about a doll or bike and more about systems and peripherals.
It’s incumbent upon Moms to manage gift giving on behalf of their child and spread the good word among friends and family.
Now, Moms could keep a running inventory of game systems and games owned as well as those desired… but Moms as a rule are busy folk and don’t have time to count. Thus I believe that everyone over the age of 5 should have an Amazon wish list. Think of how easy that would make things for family and friends!
Of course, that would be one more thing for Mom to keep track of…