I thought more about my kids and Christmas. I thought long and hard about the gifts that I intend to give to my children for Christmas. I am extremely happy about most of the decisions, but I did decide to hold off on giving one of the gifts to my son. The legos will have to be held for him til next year. The problem I am running into is, he is starting to put the little Barbie items in his mouth lately. My daughter absolutely freaks out over it, and they end up fighting. I got to thinking more about the legos and thought of him putting those in his mouth, and I just decided that maybe he is too young for it. And I caught him with other little things in his mouth this weekend. He thinks it is humorous and funny when I catch him. It is soooo not fun. I don't know if this is just a phase he is going through or what, but I don't want to chance him putting all those in his mouth.
My boss was really sweet and gave everyone $100 for our Thanksgiving meals right before Thanksgiving. Since we spend Thanksgiving at my grandma's and I already had purchased what I was planning to bring, I decided to use some of it toward Christmas. I ended up waiting in line at Toys R Us on Black Friday. Thank goodness my sister and her boyfriend were in line there and I met up with them. If not, I wouldn't have stayed. The line was insane! All the way out to the freeway. I scored a Transformer mask for only $10 and a shooter for $10 as well. I think this is more age appropriate for him right now than the legos. Yes, it is more expensive than I was planning to spend, but I do believe it will be well loved. He loves Transformers and especially loves Bumblebee!!
I was very choosey about what I purchased. These are quality items and not cheapo junk. The original price was $50 just for the mask. I'm happy to have scored these. I hope he appreciates these as much as I appreciate having scored such awesome buys.