Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Taking a cue from this sweet blog post by my home slice, Nancy at A Musing Mother, I made a plan to let Bob do some of his own holiday shopping this year. I let him loose at the .99 Cent Store and he did the rest. The results were spectacular.
For Bajan (Bajan is short for “Grandma Jan,” Jeff’s mom):
ceramic sheep, chia pet-ish in style
foot long pink princess pen
“silver” chain with a pearl, rose and filigree circle pendant
(The necklace was very nearly a pair of yellow tie-dyed bikini panties but Bob had a change of heart.)
For Pops (Bajan’s husband, Bob’s grandpa):
blue ceramic box with dog figurine on lid, Bob instructed me to fill it with candy
“Pops likes dogs… and candy.”
Mee Mee (My mom):
lighthouse figurine with flashing light
2 pink, plastic Dora the Explorer cups
“For having drinks at her house.”
Aunt Jen (Bob’s Godmother):
“Like in her backyard.”
yellow ceramic cup
Virgin de Guadalupe coffee mug (Will look great on the shelf next to her menorah.)
“You’re good at making it into a ball and doing the bouncing.”
heart on fire Jesus coffee mug (Jesus is one of our favorite Jews.)
And my favorite...
Rudy Guliani '08 for President bobble-head figurine
“Because it looks like daddy.”
And it so does.
I can safely say our new holiday tradition will be repeated next year.