Thursday, July 29, 2010

I'm Over It

I'm entrenched in birthday party preparations. We have two parties coming up, for which we spent a ridiculous amount of time shopping for gifts. I can never remember what I got for the same children last year. And I try hard not to buy toys, since I don't know any children who just don't have enough toys. That leaves me with books and puzzles, with a game or video as additional possibilities. I'd much rather give those as gifts anyway. Of course, much of the store time was dedicated to my children pointing out items they wanted for their own birthdays--including a puzzle that The Baby Boy already owns. The prep for their joint party is also a significant amount of work. They've been saying what they want for months, and we've been replaying, "Maybe for your birthday!" Now that those things securely on the list, and we are searching for places to buy them, they've decided to ask for totally different stuff. What the what?! And do I really have to give goody bags? I'm over them, too.

This, plus all of the school prep is crouching over me, too. Even if I wanted to ignore it, every store from here to tarnation is shouting it from the rooftops and demanding that you buy it today. I have two weeks people! Leave me alone!

Summer is seriously coming to an end, and it's all about to break loose, isn't it?


evenshine said...

We actually were sent a handy-dandy online back-to-school list that connects you directly to a company that supplies the whole kit and caboodle. Streamlining! One thing off my list!

The Steel Magnolia said...

What are you? Taunting me?! This sounds like a wonderful idea--kudos to your school!

Ink said...

Evenshine, that is a great idea! I just was thinking today (after battling through the store) that someone should do that.

Steel, maybe if we all band together and say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, we can change things? Then again, who has the energy! :)

Good luck with all birthday party preparations! Whew!

The Steel Magnolia said...

Ink: I'm a punk. We attended two parties this week, so I'm already planning what to put in the goody bags at our party. Meh.