Usually I have Christmas shopping done long before December hits.
I’ve always been the shop through the year, snag things at garage sales, kind of girl.
That was before almost teenagers.
I came to the shocking realization that while I basically have the boys’ Christmas done (over done in fact, I think I’m saving things for birthdays now)
I have virtually nothing
for my girls.
Of course the 12-year-old (and the 11-year-old too) wants things like a
cell phone (nope, sorry)
i-pod (that would be the total of five christmases, well, okay, maybe more like two)
i-pod touch (see above, but go back to the five bit)
There are other things she likes and would want.
But, shopping for this age (and I dread the years to come) is infinitely harder than hitting the toy section.
When did my girls stop being little kids?
When did I move from the girls section to the junior/misses section?
Or from kids shoes to women’s shoes?
I love what they are doing and becoming.
They are all stellar young women.
When they were little, the years seemed to last forever.
And now I feel like I am grasping at them as they go rushing past.
I hope I’ve prepared them well.
Now, see where not getting the shopping done before Christmas leads?
I’m all sentimental.
Where’s the tissue?