The most unbelievable thing has happened.
I have already bought Christmas presents.
Now, I know that this may not be a big deal to some of you out there who do all your Christmas shopping before August and have them all wrapped and under the tree by Labour Day, but for a constant Christmas Eve shopper like me, this is a big deal.
See, I'm the constant procrastinator. Four years of university and there was only one essay that I ever wrote sooner than the night before it was due. And the one essay that I tried to write ahead of time? My computer crashed the night before it was due and I had to rewrite the whole damn thing the night before/morning of anyway. So Christmas shopping definitely doesn't happen ahead of time. My other problem is that I like giving people things way too much. I'll come up with an idea for a gift and want to tell that person about it immediately. If I buy it early, I want to give it to them right that second. I'm terrible.
So why the sudden change in character? Simple - a freaking insane clearance sale at the Superstore. They've had super good toys on sale for dirt cheap prices. Play-Doh sets for $3? A 31-piece tea set for $5? Disney Princess dress-up clothes for $4? A 24-piece set of Black and Decker toy tools for $4? Sign me up.
So for now I have a growing pile of birthday/Christmas presents for Vivian, or for any other children who might need a gift. With mom and the foster kids, you never know when you might need a last minute gift.
Of course, that all depends on whether or not I'll be able to hold out on giving them to Vivian. Let me tell you, I have been mighty tempted to bust into that tool set with her!
So tell me - when do you do your Christmas shopping? Are you a frantic last minute shopper, or are you stupidly organized? Hey, sometimes last minute shopping pays off, remember?