I’m going a bit Amazon.com crazy over here. Someone stop me. I just ordered on dvd seasons 1-4 of Happy Days as well as a season of Three’s Company. I couldn’t help myself!
What makes me think that my kids will even be slightly entertained by the silly sitcoms that I loved in my youth? Because you know they won’t. They will watch a few episodes to appease me, and then they’ll say, “Mom…what IS this stuff?” They might laugh at Jack Tripper’s antics, but I doubt they will think the Fonz is cool.
But aside from my taking an Amazon.com shopping trip down Memory Lane…I’m doing pretty good with my online Christmas shopping. I’m loving the “super saver” shipping (or whatever it’s called) that you get with Amazon, where you don’t have a shipping charge. Very cool. And you know what else I love? I love how you just type in what you want at the top, like “Happy Days” and then wala — there you go! It’s at your fingertips and just one click away from being shipped to you. How easy is that?!!
Of course many of you are thinking, yea…so? that’s how Amazon works, what’s the big whoop? Well, believe it or not, I’m new at internet Christmas shopping. I usually just hit all the stores, fighting the crowds, wasting gas driving around looking for parking spaces…usually with 5 or 6 kids in tow. So to me, this internet Christmas shopping is NEW and EXCITING stuff!
Alex is playing Claire de Lune on the piano these days. I ordered him the sheet music a few days ago, and already he can play half of it quite well. I never really took much notice of this piece until it was in the movie Twilight (the scene where Bella goes to Edward’s house for the first time and hits “play” on his CD player…and then they dance to it. It’s also in the third movie, Eclipse — again,when she goes to his house.) Okay, I know I’m a Twilight fanatic/groupie. I admit that. But I also like classical music. So it’s very cool that Alex can play this on the piano. I love hearing piano music in my house! Both he and Avery play. They are also taking violin in school. Music….is so wonderful! And making music…well, that’s simply a gift that you give to yourself and others.
I’m doing something different this Christmas season: wrapping as I shop. Usually, I wrap all the kids’ presents on December 24th very, very late…and going into Christmas Day until about 2am or 3am. Why do I do this to myself? No reason except that I’m a Last Minute Lucy (no offense to those out there named Lucy) But this year? Well, I’ve changed my ways. When something that I’ve ordered gets delivered, I take it to my office and wrap it that very same day. When I come back from Christmas shopping, I bring everything into my office and I wrap it that night. I’m so proud of myself, because for the FIRST TIME in the history of me having my own family with children to shop for and play Santa to…I will not be up all night on Christmas Eve, stressing to get everything wrapped up! Instead, Rich and I can put the kids to bed, place the wrapped gifts under the tree, quickly stuff the stockings…and for the rest of the evening we can relax by the fire sipping hot chocolate. Or red wine. Whichever we are in the mood for 😉