And with the realisation that the end of the year is upon us also comes the awareness that Christmas is coming and presents must be bought. Quickly. So that I don't have to shop for more than food in the week between the end of school and Christmas. The children have placed 'wish lists' on the fridge. I have to laugh. They are quite lofty and unreasonable. But they're good for a laugh.
Mr Busy: "a mobile phone, so that if I'm alone and something's wrong I can ring you"
Miss Mischief: "lots 'a money"
Miss Sunshine: "a new iPod nano (pink)"
Of course, Miss Mischief also has a note about the promised, but un-findable pretty glasses case. Her comment ends with "....still waiting"
I giggled over bits of all of them, but Mr Busy's about the mobile phone made me laugh the longest. Because what 10yo boy is ever away from adult supervision long enough to need a mobile phone? Except maybe in Disneyland when he decides that he doesn't want to stick with the rest of the family and gets himself left behind? Visible to us...but he didn't know that. And neither did we for a good 5-10 minutes.
How is your Christmas preparation and shopping going?