Mama Elf: Slacking Off? Or Being Realistic?

Some of my mommy friends have recently asked what we’re giving Jacob for Christmas, and I think they’ve been pleasantly confused by my answer.


Jacob’s Christmas morning will look like this:


– Two books (Blueberries for Sal and a children’s book of saints)

– A big boy toothbrush

– A pack of those capsules you drop in water and when they open, little foam animals come out


That’s it.


Although there are about seven billion things we could get him, and would love to give him, there are two very good reasons holding us back (and one isn’t even our budget):


a) If past holidays (Christmas, Easter, and so on) are any gauge, the kid’s going to make out like a bandit, courtesy of our fun, loving, and generous family.


b) Jacob spent a good deal of time yesterday afternoon like this, in his bathtub with a spatula and a kitchen timer.

What do you say to that, Fisher Price?

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One Response to Mama Elf: Slacking Off? Or Being Realistic?

  1. Rebecca says:

    you know what? I completely agree with your gifts! Zoe is getting about 2 or 3 presents from us… mostly because of the stash I know is waiting at the grandparents houses… and also because, she’s 16 months old {for crying out loud!}. My mom is buying stuff for her with wild abandon, and I keep telling her “This is going to be the best Christmas Zoe never remembers”. She’s not too fond of me saying that, but it’s the truth.

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