Just in case you didn't know there are only 19 shopping days left until Christmas. I have been happily doing my part keeping the economy afloat. My closet is so full that I can't open it without everything tumbling out. I just have a few more gifts to purchase online and I'll be done. Most of my purchases have been for my little boys. One wanted a remote control dirt bike, which is safely tucked in my closet, along with a neat digital camera for kids, LeapFrog tag reader, candy, movies, kiddy shaving cream, and Tinker Toys. My littlest guy has been begging for a shopping cart since last summer. I found him a really cool metal one from Pottery Barn Kids and am going to fill it with plastic food and a Cabbage Patch Kid. Until Thanksgiving, I thought I was done buying for the boys.
Then we spent the day with my in-laws. My father-in-law had just gotten a six-point buck a few days earlier. My mother-in-law was thrilled at the prospect of yet another deer head hanging on her wall (they already have two). My boys have talked of little else since last Thursday. My oldest son asked me when we could have a deer head on our wall. I told him when pigs fly. He proceeded to tell me that when he got his own house he was going to hang a hundred deer heads on the wall. He's five and I don't really want him thinking about moving out quite yet. I figured there had to be a compromise. It got me Googling. You really can find anything on the Internet. So here it is.For only $45, my boys can have their very own stuffed deer head to hang in their bedroom. It is by far the weirdest thing I have ever bought. My husband thinks I'm insane. The way I see it is that I only have a limited number of magical Christmases with my boys. If something they want is within my power, I'm going to get it for them. Someday they will realize how incredibly cool I am and be in awe of me. Yeah, I know that part won't ever happen but a girl can dream.
So, how about you? What is the weirdest gift you have ever bought/received?
What I'm reading...Play Dirty by Sandra Brown