Finding it hard to get into the Christmas Spirit. I have only shopped for a friend. The kids all have lists as long as their arms and I find it hard to scrape up the energy, let alone the desire to fight crowds and lines with a stroller in tow…Back in the old days, the twins would be in school, babygirl 1 in daycare and I had either my 2 days off or an hour before they got home off the bus to sneak out and shop a little here and there.
Now, everything they want is only an upgrade of what they have…P.S. 3 of course, but it has not come to Europe yet due to production problems… I say stick with Playstation 2 and the games will get cheaper…you can pretend the graphics are better after you see Pong, the original video game. I remember there were paddles on each side of the screen and it was like tennis, back and forth. My first video game was Galleaga or soomething like that…I would play that thing till my eyes crossed.
The split embryo wants new MP3/radio/camera/telephones. This particular model is available for $49.95 from Amazon. Here in Sweden, it costs $451.00 in US dollars…or 3,100kronor…Multiply that by 2. They both need new bikes. A Target special for $100-150 would be just the ticket. Dirt bike, 360 handlebars etc…´Cept here they cost almost $500 bucks or better….multiply that times 2. Don’t forget the Triple Goose down parka/ non ass warming jacket ALL of their friends have! That only costs a mere 3,000 kroner… ( or almost again, 450 bucks…).
Maybe I can convert everyone to another religion that dosen’t celebrate the birth of the savior with the exchanging of gifts.