*We have an Elf on the Shelf, and already he’s a giant pain. We’ve forgotten to move him a few times and Bub comes downstairs, searches for him and gasps, “That silly elf must have eaten too many cookies and forgot to fly back to the North Pole last night.” I’m pretty sure this is the last year we can get away with this nonsense. It’s 2012. I need a digital Elf.
*We’re considering a new car for my husband and I’ve been doing the bulk of the calling/driving around for information. I hate that car prices aren’t a standard sort of thing. I have no idea how to haggle, and I really want to give the car salesman the business when he tells me they’re only making a $16 profit, because we all know the invoice price is MORE than what they actually paid for the car. I am not an idiot, and please stop calling me kiddo. (Which reminds me, when my parents were young and buying a car, a car salesman called my dad “Little Sir.” “Yes, sir, little sir.” Can you even stand it?) Someone explain to me why negotiable car prices are a good thing. Wouldn’t it make more sense for me to be able to look up the actual cost of the car, rather than being disappointed on the showroom floor that the special you’re advertising online doesn’t actually apply to a car that anyone would want?
*We haven’t had much rain this year, so today was probably the first time Bubette has been out in the rain this season and she was positively charmed. (My jacket? I can wear it? I’m getting wet on my FACE.) Watching her little face when she saw a puddle and thought about jumping straight into it was the highlight of my week. That totally made up for the fact that I had wet feet all day. I’m buying rain boots, even if I only get to wear them three times per year. The absence of wet feet and soggy jeans will totally be worth the closet space.
*My mom made advent calendars for the kids again this year. Well, she bought the calendars, and then filled them with treats. I think I’m more excited to start opening them than the kids are.