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.

8 comments:

The Lazy Organizer said...

I haven't even started Christmas shopping but I'm sure you're not surprised! I'm just not buying anybody anything this year.

I would worry about what the kids would have Jesus doing around here. I would feel pretty bad if he had to sleep out in the sandbox all night.

meno said...

Only if he comes with a light saber!

Moobs said...

What action does this aciton figure perform?

allysha said...

that's good. are there any other biblical figures that come with him?

An Ordinary Mom said...

Shopping can make anyone delirious, esepcially on a Saturday in December!

It's amazing the things people market and make money off of.

scribbit said...

I just hope the kids aren't too disapointed when the doll doesn't live up to Biblical expectations. I hope they're not expecting any miracles with purchase.

And by the way, did you notice Bonnie Wren mentioned you Saturday?

Here's the link:
http://www.bonniewren.com/2006/super-sabado-elf-me-baby.htm

Anonymous said...

Tag! You're it. Meme if you want to!

Julie said...

Here's what the packaging says (available at Archie McPhee).
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Jesus Action Figure
Everyone has a different take on Jesus. Muslims saw him as a prophet; Buddhists say he was enlightened; Hindus consider him an avatar (the incarnation of a deity in human form) while Christians hail him as the Son of God. But, wherever your theological compass points, you will agree that this is the coolest action figure since G.I. Joe. Each hard plastic Jesus Action Figure stands 5" tall with poseable arms to reach toward the heavens and wheels in his base for smooth gliding action. Comes in our illustrated package with biblical quotes on the back.