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Christmas Scavenger Hunt

It’s that time of year again. We only have twelve more days and one paycheck to go before D-Day and to make sure we bought everything we were supposed to. Phew! I’ve got four kids. Good luck with that, right?


Every year our children draw up Christmas lists like I write up my daily to dos. Then, being the jolly good parents that we are, we go a hunting for gifts. Now although this year is looking good so far, there’s usually always one gift that kicks our butt to find.

Last year it was the Crayola Glow Dome selling for only $24.99, but because it was advertised non-stop in December that made it a hot pick item back then. My husband spent nearly two weeks scrounging every Walmart, Target, and Toys ‘r’ Us within a 40 mile radius looking for those bad boys. Ultimately, being the experienced Christmas scavenger king he is, we did prevail.

The year prior to it was the Pantech phone. Released only earlier that month it quickly became the preteen necessity and our youngest son just “had to have it”. By Christmas eve when we were still coming up short, I actually sat in the middle of the AT&T store and started to cry like a crazed mother while my annoyed husband stood over me claiming this was my fault. Eventually a busy salesman felt so sorry for us he agreed to sell us the display. Honestly, he might’ve just been desperate to get us out of the store but whatever.

Like I said, this year is looking decent. Kid 1 asked for $200 worth of toys and girl junk. Kid 2 asked for a 32 inch flat screen TV.  Kid 3, well, he’s the 18 year old I’ve been ranting about lately and since he’s on the naughty list this year he’s just getting a lump of coal. Kid 4 asked for a Mighty Beans 3-pack for a mere $3.99. Now, can you guess which kid is my favorite this particular Christmas?

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  1. December 13, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    Sounds the fun kind of work. Nicely done.

  2. ventamatic
    December 14, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    i like this blog, reminds me when i was a kid, the only diff is that we each had to follow a 20.oo spending limit, lol, well that did not work, lol

  3. ventamatic
    December 14, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    oh, i love your twitter comments, lol

  4. December 14, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    Hey Maria. Have you tried shopping online? We usually take care of all of Camryns requests in an hour or so via Amazon. We have not stepped into a store in like 2-3 when it comes to Christmas time. I might take Camryn once in a while just to see what makes her eyes light up. As soon as we find out what she wants we get online and are done. Try it.

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