If Christmas comes December 25th and today is December 8th, then how many shopping days are left until Christmas?
Christmas Eve doesn’t count.
Neither do the next two Saturdays.
There are two weeks left until Christmas. I’m starting to feel the need to start thinking about it. Not only are we taking it slower this year, but we’re doing it smaller as well. Between setting up for homeschooling, spending time in Hobby Lobby, and buying stuff for our new house (including $200 on beautiful African women figurines), I spent money rather carefreely this year. We also just bought a new used minivan.
I seriously considered stopping school all together for the month of December. This would leave more time for Advent and Christmas things, things like shopping, baking, cleaning, sorting, getting rid of stuff and making room for more stuffing. But at the last minute, I decided we needed to keep going. School is my training ground, where I am being properly schooled in the ways of order and planning and structure and discipline.
If your kids already have so much, then what is a parent to buy them for Christmas? I’ve already decided on brand new matching socks for every child, and while I’m at it, some new underwear would be nice as well. Their father and I have also decided each child will receive an item to help keep their room organized. I know that things cannot produce skills, but there is also great value in having access to the proper tools.