Posted by Blue Momma / 12:27 AM /
So it is only a couple of more months until Christmas. Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the trees, the colors, the lights, I love wrapping gifts almost as much as I love opening them. And I love opening them.
Since we are on such a tight budget these days, I've been trying to buy a few gifts every week or so so that we aren't hammered with massive credit card bills in January. It's really a lot of fun since this year Punkin is all into Christmas. We'll be watching tv and some commercial will come on and he'll just go insane.
The other day a commercial came on for this fellowHis name is Squawkers McCaw and he may just be the coolest toy ever! And no, this isn't some sort of paid review. I bought this bird with my hubby's own hard earned money. And my ten dollar gift certificate from an online survey.
He talks, he dances, he sings. He learns your own words. He is so damn cool. And men, he even has a remote control. I've mentioned before that Punkin is animal crazy. Well, for some reason he wants a squishy green macaw.
People, there is no such thing as a squishy green mccaw!!! If you find one, please, email me, ok? So I figure this is as close as we are going to get. Anyway, after seeing the commercial and after the punk calmed down I did some research and ordered it.
After the pumpkin patch Sunday we went by WalHell. I know I said I was never going back. I lied. So while we were there we went to the toy department. Of course what do we see on the end cap? Squawkers himself!Punkin had another fit and we had to stand there and play with him for a while. He loved it. When we got home from WalHell he was in the box from Amazon at our front door. Punkin and Hubby went to bed and I went and hid in the bathroom and played with him for an hour!
I am officially in love with Squawkers. Don't tell hubby, ok? Because I really don't want to have to go get a job to support me and that damn bird, no matter how cool he is.
So the Christmas shopping is underway. I'm not sure if it is still going on, but last week Amazon had some killer deals on toys. Thiswhich I almost bought for one of his birthday gifts, is $29 at Toys r Us. I got it for $15, plus free shipping. I also ordered one of these which is $18.94 at WalHell. I got it for $11.50 on Amazon and it shipped for free. This is another one of those toys from a commercial which Punkin went cuckoo over. The one thing I like better than buying my little man gifts is buying them on sale. And avoiding WalHell whenever I can
We've made a pretty good dent in the Santa shopping thanks to my purchases at the sale (Hot Wheels electric car, puzzles, books, etc), the things I've just shown you, and a few miscellaneous purchases at WalHell.
Of course I have bought exactly zero gifts for anyone else. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which bank I should rob to pay for the gifts this year? I'm open to any recommendations you may have. And I also take donations via pay pal, oh rich and generous readers!!!