Unfortunately, this year Baylor got a hold of the Toys R' Us insert in the Sunday paper and got a severe case of the, "wants and gimmies" It was so serious in fact, that we had to remind him numerous times of a Rolling Stones song....."You don't always get what you want." We also tried to distinguish the difference between wants and needs. Try explaining that to a four year old! His definition however, varied slightly from ours. A definite, "need" in his book is a pirate ship, Ice Age DVD and a strange looking transformer thingy. My definition is socks, underwear and coffee. So as we try to keep the gifts under control (which is probably the hardest for me!) and read the real Christmas story, one can only hope and pray that we aren't creating monsters.
There is a ginormous winter storm heading this way once again and we are glad to not have to travel in it, but we will say an extra prayer for those who have to! The cupboards are stocked, I'm making lots of goodies and we are ready for the ice and snow.....well, kind of.