Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shopping for the Impossible!

It's December. Christmas-time. My kids hand me their yearly "What I Want" list. See, here we go by a rhyme. Each child gets "Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read". Connor is by far the easiest to shop for. We never had to buy all boy stuff before; the chance now is welcoming. The 2 sets of twins listed barbies and doll babies: Piece of Cake. The 9 year old is also easy: "Whatever you get me, Mama, is fine." Then I get to the 13 year old's list. Her "Something I Want" list contains one item:
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Uhhhh???? I tell her "Sorry, try again! Kidnapping is not on my agenda!" She comes back a few hours later with a revised list.

Something to wear:
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Something to read:
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We are in North Carolina so Denver jerseys aren't a big item here. So, off to online shopping I go. Jersey = $85! While Chris is sitting there saying, "If it's what she wants...", I have images of the 1990 NKOTB dancing through my head. They were my teenage crushes for oh about 9 months. I veto the jersey and instead find this shirt for $20 including shipping.
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Pair it with some jeans and her something to wear is done! Besides, she's getting $100 from family. If she wants to spend it all on a jersey herself, then more power to her. Then, I get the dreaded email - "Thank you for your purchase. However, your item is on BACKORDER. It will ship out as soon as possible." AGHHHHH!!!!!

Off in search of the book. Walmart - None. Target - None. Kmart - None. Pull up GPS and find a Barnes and Noble 10 minutes away. Walk in and we start looking. Not in Inspirational. Not in Sports. Not in Football. Finally find an employee and he takes us straight to a center aisle display. Now, why didn't I think to check those? Buy the book. Shew.... Found something.

But, we're still stuck trying to figure out what else to get her. So, we're watching TV last Saturday and they play a show called "Tim Tebow: Everything In Between".
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She's mesmerized. And it's available to buy. Back to Internet searching I go. Walmart - None. Walmart website - Backordered. Amazon - Backordered. Best Buy - Backordered. But, their site says I can order it and pick it up in store. Ok. Order it. Get an email back - None found at this store. Barnes and Noble - Backordered. Ughhhhh!!!!!!!

Then I remember he was on a NCAA Football Xbox game cover.
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We find a pre-owned copy at Game Stop. We pick that up.

And she's just gonna have to deal with it because she isn't the easiest to shop for!

** Side Notes: The shirt did ship out today and should arrive by Thursday. We are planning to get the DVD whenever we find it! **



1 comment:

Tina Witt said...

Well judging from the gifts you did actually get her she should be in TEBOW heaven!

I have a 13 year old that is hard to shop for.. I mean what does one get a 13 year old boy who is into Selena Gomez, but without making him a target for bullying? I am getting him something along the lines of a gift certificate of a limit download for the kindle. That way he can download whatever books he wants for however much but has to stick to the gift certificate price. Hopefully its something he likes.