I have just wasted the weekend. Well, I say wasted, but some might call it “shopping around” or “expertly sniffing through a million prices that change every day so you have no idea if you should go ahead and buy the thing or wait till Black Friday…or Cyber Monday…or maybe the first few weeks of December.”
Fact is, I wasted it. If I added up all the time I spent “shopping around” for the best prices on the “must haves” of this holiday season, I probably could have worked a full-time job and been able to buy two or three times the amount of stuff.
My son has liked legos for a few years now, which is wonderful because I like legos, and I just pick the things that look really cool or that he mentions, and everything goes well. This year I thought I would get him a few different types of toys. My latest idea was to get him a Nerf gun because he takes joy in running over to one of his sisters and passing gas in some form around them, so I thought maybe he would enjoy shooting at them with little foam darts almost as much (his sisters would probably like that better too).
Problem is I know nothing about dart guns, and there are about a million to choose from. Add that problem to an indecisive and bargain-hunting mom and you have another day wasted. If I could go to a website, say to myself “looks cool and it’s on sale”, and click the Buy Now button my life would be much easier, and I could waste much more time blogging or something.
Anyway, I still haven’t decided on a Nerf gun. I also haven’t decided which “big present” to get my youngest, or which boots or other item of clothing that changes as least a few times a week to get my teenager. Thankfully my oldest is just going to get a new phone. She really isn’t around enough to need/want anything else. Oh yeah, my son also wants the largest present under the tree this year (doesn’t matter what’s in it) since his younger sister had that honor last year. Kids, Christmas, and shopping are enough to wear a person out. It is a good thing Christmas is only once a year.
If you have any ideas on the best Nerf gun, please let me know.