Well, let me just start by saying that we're rather scabby in the presents dept here, and have small families, so Christmas is NOT a time of excess here - there is no abundance of gifts, no overspending.
Which I think is a good thing.
But it means, that if we want to buy ourselves ( or our son ) something a few days after Christmas because we've long admired them, saved pics of them in our flickr favourites, and they were on special when we were out today, then that's ok.
We're calling it a 'birth gift', as compensation in advance for a dividing of my attentions.
I know my friend Tina will read this and shake her head, but can I just say .. that this is the first Christmas where we did not buy him a big-ticket item in November like we normally do, and then not bother to wrap it or anything, but simply give it to him then & there and call it a Christmas present ?
I think we did quite well this year :p
And sure, maybe we should have skipped the trike and got a bike, but I just love the look of these, and with another on the way, i've got a longevity excuse, yes ?
The second child will certainly be the King/Queen of hand-me-down stock....
We got it from Parenthood in Richmond. Very cool store.
I even liked the staff uniforms, which I didn't photograph, but very cool.
We're just waiting for the temps to cool a bit so we can Radio Flyer up to the shops and back for a nice walk.
P.S. - I think the best thing about being a parent is buying the kind of stuff you wished for as a kid. AB and I often say to each other how great MC's life is. I hope he grows up to think so too !