Consider yourself warned!
A guide for those who think they want children.
Well, it’s the last week of December and I am officially on vacation. That means that this will be a short blog.
Christmas is over and the kids and I are home. Together. All day. Now, I’m supposed to be relaxing. After all, I am on vacation. You would think that I would be able to sit back, watch tv, have a drink, and just chillax. Nope, not as a parent. Since the kids are older now, I can do that to a certain extent. However, there are still things that need to be done. For example, the leftovers won’t last all week. At some point, I will have to cook, which also means that I will have to go to the grocery store. Then there is the kids’ social lives and activities. Its cold outside. Someone will ask for a ride. The house needs to be cleaned. And not the kids’ version of clean. I mean real clean. Which means I will have to supervise how they clean. Trust me, something always comes up!
But, there will be some fun times too. I will get to watch tv with the kids (or maybe just my son. I don’t know if the princess will grace us with her presence). We will have time to sit, talk, and enjoy each other’s company. We can even go see a movie together – I haven’t seen Justice League yet. Side note, my son saw Justice League with his girlfriend. I was so hurt. WE see Marvel movies together, not THEM. I guess this is the beginning. I’m losing him to the girls.
Oh well, get some rest while you can. Soon we will be back to our regular schedules.
So …. Consider Yourself Warned!
If you are on vacation this week, how are you planning to get some rest?
Happy Holidays to each and every one of you.
Well, its that time of year again … Christmas! So here we are. Christmas is almost here and I still have some last minute shopping to do. I already bought the kids big ticket items … winter coats, winter boots. Now, I just want to get some small things to put under the Christmas tree. But, since I waited to the last minute, I guess I’ll have to go to the store. If you’re anything like me, you hate going out to the stores this time of year. I am so thankful that I can shop online. I don’t know how people can do it anymore. The stores are too crowded. Little kids are crying because they are hungry, irritated, and/or tired. And people are just plain cranky and/or rude!! For this to be a jolly holiday season, people can sure act real funky!!
One of my friends told me that she was thinking of getting a movie pass card. That sounded like a great gift. I looked at the website and discovered that the purchaser pays a one time annual fee and the person the card is purchased for would be able to use the card all year long to go to the movies without paying. I looked up which movie theaters around us accept the card, and was glad to discover that every theater we go to in Brooklyn and Manhattan accepts that card. I thought I found the perfect gift for my kids. What teenager wouldn’t want that gift? Hell, I was even thinking of getting a card for myself. That is a gift that would definitely be used. So, I get online to order the passes and found out that the card user has to be over the age of eighteen. What kind of crap is that! Don’t they realize how much money they’re potentially losing? Or, maybe they think that teenagers go to the movies so much that the company would lose money if they let them have the cards? Either way, now I have to come up with another gift idea.
Oh well. I’m sure no matter what I get them they will be happy. Luckily for me, I can honestly say that now that my kids are older, they are satisfied with whatever they get. Every now and again they will put in a request, but not that often. And when they do, its not overly expensive.
So, since its so close to Christmas, I will have to brave the crowds, or pay extra for expedited shipping.
Don’t be like me. Shop early, or else you’ll be fighting the crowds.
Consider Yourself Warned!
To all you parents out there, have you finished your holiday shopping, or did you wait to the last minute like me?
SassyGirlTye lives with her two wonderful teenagers in Brooklyn, New York. No matter what she says in her posts, she truly loves her children with all her heart.