Tone Parsons

How to make money dissapear, 2007

It’s been an expensive season.

Our Christmas Tree - 2007

So far, ChristmasTM 2007 has cost far in excess of $2,000. That’s a lot of damn money! A huge chunk of that was spent yesterday.

My wife and I finally got around to doing some ChristmasTM shopping done (after I pushed her into it). She hates crowds and has a hell of a time dealing with the unwashed masses that swarm out of the woodwork this time of year.

Fortunately, we got 90% of it done rather quickly. I’m now just waiting for a few items I ordered online to show up. I do, however, need to go out again today for a few more gifts.

As my wife was with me yesterday, and I can’t drive because of the medications I’m on, I didn’t get anything for her yet. So… my eldest son will be driving me around later today. This will also give him the opportunity to pick something up for her as well.

We used to be able to fill the room with gifts for under $400, but that’s when the kids were young.  The older they get, the more expensive the presents get.  I’m sure they’ll love everything though… I’ve known them for all their lives and have a pretty good idea of what they’d like.


2 Comments so far

  1. Uncle George December 9th, 2007 11:25 am

    The best thing about your kids getting older is pretty soon they move out. Mine did!

  2. Mike S December 9th, 2007 5:51 pm

    About the only way to fill a room for $400 these days is to get it all in pennies:)