The Leapster 2 has an awesome bundle-pack through Amazon. I practically NEED it for Woodjie and Rose for Christmas. D isn't quite sold, however.
"How about just rice in an old pop bottle? *shake-a, shake-a* They'll love it," was his Christmas gift suggestion.
Well, I meant a real gift...
"So, you have to spend MONEY to have a REAL gift?" he questioned. "Can't we just have a real Christmas at home where nobody gets anything and everyone would be disappointed, but then, we wouldn't have spent anything..."
Arg. And he keeps on and on about it and I think he's for real.
"Well, I'm tired of all the fights and everybody fighting over stuff," he told me. "Don't we have enough stuff already? What about the expensive handheld toy you bought before for Rose and Woodjie? I haven't seen those in a while..."
Yeah. A month. You know. I haven't dug around in the cabinets since my surgery. I haven't done much of anything. (Not that it was that expensive... they were less than $20 each and were probably one of two new toys I got them this year.)
Well, there you go. Stuff gets stuffed into cabinets, and hundreds and hundreds of dollars just gets all dusty and then you forget it is there.
You know... there is no arguing with logic like this. He's right (somewhat, but not to that extent). We will dig the old Nintendo out of a Japanese orange box where it's been stored for about ohh... six years... for the little children's Christmas. The Nintendo is so old it was new when I was a teen. No, not Nintendo 64 or anything like that. The Nintendo that is so old it doesn't have a number or letter designation after it. The original, first Nintendo system. With Zelda (tm) cartridge. And the original cartridge where Mario and Luigi are *enemies.* It's that old.
The only condition is that all the other children have to be able to play it. D doesn't want fights over anything! Sighhh again. Well. I just deleted $279 from my Amazon cart, and really... the only person who wanted the little kids to have something new was me. *shrug*
What are you doing for Christmas for your family? Have you found ways to save on presents this year? Has it been hard for you, too?