On Sunday my kids wrote their Christmas Lists.
Alex wants Beyblades, of course, and fortunately they're only ten bucks each.
Oh! And look! A new bike (which he actually does need - watching him still try to ride the bike he got on his 5th birthday makes mommy a sadclown), a new computer AND an iPad Mini!!
I took one look at the list and immediately started posting craigslist ads. Does anyone want my wedding china? How about my kitchen table? This lovely mirror? I also have a leather jacket that's four sizes too big and barely worn!
Genoa's list isn't as expensive as her brother's, but still.
- Nintendo DS iXL
- Plants vs. Zombies for Wii (I hope) (This is the thing she most wants...)
- Just Dance 4
- Craft supplies
- Tape (we're always out of tape...)
- Comics (she loves reading the Sunday comics page)
- Toy hamster
- Crackle nail polish
Given that my Christmas list includes exciting things like not having my electricity or phone service shut off, I'm pretty sure this will be the year my children stop believing in Santa. I've been able to squeak by on my bills now that I have roommates, but unfortunately my work slows down in December by about 50%. Most people aren't wearing their bathing suits as often during the winter and they also decide to spend money on others instead of themselves, which leaves people in service professions like mine to scramble. I'm writing this post at the salon because a new client No-Showed and I have exactly THREE appointments booked for the rest of the week. Yikes.
I say this not as a plea for help, but as a public service announcement: tip your hairstylist extra this month! She can use it. (I'm trading services with mine because we're both broke.) Also, I'm desperately looking for extra work! Need anything written? Or waxed? Or cooked? Want to buy an ad on this blog? Or a naughty chapter from one of the books I'm working on? I'm a woman of many talents.