The tot has been going on and on about how excited she is for her Elf on a Shelf this year. I can’t explain why, but I’ll chop it up to childhood innocence and frivolity. Suppose it’s something to mark the time, something to look forward to every day, finding Buddy.
Our space is really tiny though, so we will all have to be extra creative this year. Generally I leave it up to the two older kidlets to move him around every night. They are very responsible and seem to get quite the kick out of it some nights.
We usually try to buy our tree this Thanksgiving weekend but I’m not sure where to go. We need a small tree this year, probably a table top tree would make the most sense, so maybe 4 feet tops. A far cry from the ceiling hitting trees we have gotten the last few years.
I’m not sure what to do about Christmas in general, this year. Right now it all hinges on my father, and if he sends money like he usually does. I’m in full save mode; except for food. And the girls need very little, maybe a new video game, some new clothes for the season and their growth spurts and a few new board games we could all enjoy.
But they are used to Santa bringing each one a special gift and I’m not sure that will be possible this year, unless my dad sends money. At this point I’d be really happy with one nice gift for each and a few small necessities. But it definitely won’t be like in years past.
For one their father used to pay half of Santa’s gift and then I had Brad buying more gifts than they ever could want or use, filling the tree with an absurd amount of gifts really. Neither of those are true this year, which is fine.
I’m not complaining. I’m just trying to figure out how to spin this into a good thing. This is the year of making due and sacrifices. Which is fine, but it’s not very Christmassy sounding.
I can’t waiver though.
I have to make plans for the worst case scenario…..and that’s having to move next year.
And if I have to move my colonic equipment interstate it’s going to be an expensive endeavor. Still better and cheaper than replacing it, but ugghhhhhh.
Well. That’s not a thought for today.
Maybe we’ll find a you cut tree farm nearby for this weekend. A 4′ tree can’t be that expensive. Right? 🤔