Post Edited (vestabula) : 11/27/2009 8:06:22 AM (GMT-7)
I'm w/ Patti on this. I am at the grocery store when they open on Friday mornings, regardless of holiday, vacation, whatever. I have never enjoyed crowds, not that excited about shopping. When the Cabbage Patch Dolls came out, I only had boys, my sibs had older children (adults) or a baby boy. My friends all had boys. I believe it was something in the water. HaHa. Yrs. later when we got our DD, we were surprised to learn, she doesn't like dolls. I bought some special order ones for her, but they remain in the display box. Her idea, not ours.
My sons and 2 nephews are all in the same age group. One yr there was a character from He-Man that was the thing. We looked all over for it for wks, my mother was on it, my sister and my DH and me. Nothing! My DH went to work on Dec 23, it was payday (yeah) and on his way to get the ck cashed he passed a CVS. On the rack were 4 of this character. He bought all of them and called me to let me know 'Christmas was ON'. I called my mother to let her and sis know. We were just about giddy. The boys were so happy that 'Santa' got them their special toy. As much as I remember the look on all those faces, I don't want to go toy shopping. Maybe I will change my mind when (if) I have grandchildren, but right now I can work up the enthusiasm. I will probably just get 'it' online, if that day ever comes.
God bless. Alice.