Friday, December 03, 2010

Ode to Christmas Shopping...

I'm a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas shopping. Quite frankly, I hate it.

First of all, there's the crowds. Lord have mercy its enough to send me into a full blown anxiety attack weaving through the pushy & grabby shoppers.

Secondly, the plethora of options. For example. I've been looking for a few different things on my sister's Christmas lists and even though they're somewhat specific I can't seem to make up my mind for the life of me on what to purchase. So then when I finally buy something, I then proceed to question what I bought, then end up hating what I bought, then return what I bought and then stress all over about what I should buy instead.

Are you with me so far?

Exhibit A. Kris asks for a scarf for Christmas. I proceed to visit 4 stores looking for the perfect scarf. And yet, they're all crap as far as I can tell and I even have to ask Jason to pose as my model so I can get a better idea of how one might look on. He's quite the sport isn't he?

(Sweetie, I only promised not to post this picture to Facebook, I said nothing about the blog. Love you, mean it.)

Don't get me wrong, I do love Christmas. LOVE IT. It's just the shopping that stresses me out.... well and I'm not a fan of Christmas music...or grabby little children. Ho ho ho.

Ok so this isn't the blog post of warm fuzzy Christmas cheer. I'm almost done with my shopping, so I'm getting there, be patient.


Holli said...

I hate shopping for presents to so lately I've been sticking with gift cards. Impersonal I know but then I figure I'm giving them two gifts.... the card and the shopping of themselves experience. LOL

Connie said...

LOL this cracked me up! Yeeeah... I always think I'll love it and it stresses me out. haha! I like wrapping though!

Kristin Kelly said...

Hahaha!! too bad it will always look better on him than me. Especailly with his super awesome model poses! How can you hate Christams shopping with that! I would not hate it nearly as much if I had Jason withe me! But since I shopped alone this year I almost killed multiple people.