Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Do You Take Mastercard?

Fifteen days into the annual salute to fudge. Are you detecting a theme here?

December 15:

Your teen-ager submitted her Christmas list today, which consists entirely of items identified by numbers and initials (DVD, CD, MP3).

These gifts, while assaulting your bank account to the tune of a couple of house payments, will nonetheless be so small in their digital marvelousness that the kid's entire haul can be displayed inside a snow globe, batteries included.

After today's shopping trauma, you'll need as much fudge as you can get your hands on.

Unfortunately, you can't afford it now.

(Note: I am a regular contributor to Mormon Mommy Blogs, and I've got something so deep, powerful and evocative over there today I just had to tell you about it. Seriously. It's as life-changing as the time I discovered that having a crush on Orlando Bloom meant I was a lesbian. And guess what? It's short! Go on. Go read it. Shoo.)


The Garden of Egan said...

Oh, for the days of boomboxes when you felt that you were wrapping something seriously substantial!

Pass the fudge please and hurry up dangit!

"Save the world....it's the only planet with chocolate"

Becca said...

Ack! Yes! I've spent so many dollars on the teens' tiny gifts, and so few dollars on the juniors' big ones, that there is total imbalance at my house right now... you're right. I need fudge.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Aaaawww....it's that wonderful time of year..... lol

Sher said...

Do you think I should be worried that my not-even-close-to-a-teenager (8 year old) is asking for these things?
yeah, she's getting a dolly.

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm so lucky my kids aren't to that age yet. We'd be so broke.

You're hilarious, DaNae. How did I ever make it through before without your great wit?

kaye said...

maybe if I beg some one will give me some. I hear you on the expense for the older kids.

Amber Lynae said...

I take mastercard, visa, and cash. No checks please. But Fudge is always an accepted form of payment.

InkMom said...

I made it again today.

My six-week appointment with my OB is Friday and I was so proud of myself because I've already lost all of my pregnancy weight plus 9 more pounds. Except not now. So thanks for that.

But, seriously, it's the greatest fudge I've ever made. Or eaten. For reals.

AS Amber said...

Sher: My kids want those things, too. And a cell phone. Really? You don't even know anybody with a cell phone. Who the *H* are you going to call???

I'm so glad though, that they both still want toys. Hayden wants Star Wars Light Saber thing and Avery wants a bike. YAY!

M-Cat said...

oh golly. This Christmas is going be one to break the bank. But it's ALL things they need and can take with them. WHEN THEY MOVE OUT!~