Saturday, December 09, 2006
Gold, frankincense and mirth
We've spent the last two days shopping but don't have much to show for it. I am not one of those organized people who has everything bought and wrapped by November 30th. I'm lucky to be done by Christmas eve. Why is it that every year I vow to do better but seem to still be picking up gifts until the very last minute?
I think the wise men had it easy. They never bothered to debate the age-appropriateness of gold. They probably didn’t compare the prices of frankincense at 3 or 4 different shops and then go back to the first place where they saw it only to find that it was sold out. And they were spared that whole advanced accounting act that parents with multiple children have to perform to make sure their spending is somewhat evenly distributed. In fact, the wise men only had one person on their whole Christmas list. Okay, so maybe they had to travel a bit to make their deliveries, but I’d prefer a little camel ride to the perilous prospect of Toys-R-Us on a Saturday night in December.
Maybe I should just keep it simple and get each of my kids one of these.
Posted by Julie Q. at 10:13 PM