So I guess this is when it begins, September 23rd.
My child is already asking about Christmas-related things on average twice a day. How does this happen? (I’m looking at you, Michaels, with a quarter of your store already dedicated to Christmas. And you with the catalogs, Pottery Barn Kids, and you, Land of Nod.) September 23rd. It was 90 this past weekend! Christmas stuff?!?
Last year I started letting Oliver circle things he wanted for Christmas when the catalogs came because 1) he mentions so many thing that I could never possibly remember them all, and 2) it gives him something to do. So the other night when I needed 7 minutes of peace to wash the dishes, I told the kids they could look through the new catalogs and circle things they liked. Oliver grabbed a stack from the living room they got to work with their markers in hand. After I finished up in the kitchen, I sat down to review their selections.
I’ll share with you some of my favorites:
- Giant Plush Bot // This is a $250 stuffed animal.
- A Burrowing Owl // An actual Burrowing Owl. Ranger Rick Jr. magazine is not some sort of exotic pet catalog, Oliver.
- A Jetaire Camper Play Tent and a Freezy Dream Ice Cream Truck Tent // $250 a piece. I actually really love these; I would consider buying one.
- A $700 play house // Wouldn’t want your $250 stuffed robot to feel out of place, I guess.
- Three teepees // $159 a pop. $477 in teepees. One of them was designated for his sister, though, which is sweet.
- A Skee Ball machine // $6,299.
Can’t wait to see where we’ll be come October 23rd.