Now that Christmas is over and the packages are unwrapped, I can share what the kids got for their “want, need, wear, read” gifts this year.
Want: A new Washburn acoustic guitar, which she has been playing (or learning to play) almost non-stop since Christmas morning. She found a series of guitar lessons on YouTube created by a guy named Marty Schwartz, and now when I ask what she’s been doing in her room, she answers, “Hanging with Marty.”
Need: It’s kind of an inside family joke, but Hannah’s been begging and pleading for a new trash can for the kids’ bathroom (one with a lid to keep out the dogs), so we finally got her one. I’ve never seen a kid so excited about a trash can.
Wear: She got a few items from JC Penney (jeans, camisole, sweater), which I realize is against the spirit of the one-gift-per-category concept, but I figure she kind of got cheated on the “need” thing.
Read: This lovely collection of poetry.
Want: Little Big Planet game for his PS Vita.
Need: A laptop. Kind of an extravagant “need,” but what can I say? Randy and I are tired of sharing, and he does really need it for homework and such. And we got a killer Black Friday deal, thanks to Uncle Brad, who is a Black Friday Shopper Extraordinaire. ;)
Wear: This awesome T-shirt, which is one of our favorites from the Sheldon Cooper collection on “Big Bang Theory.”
Read: “Nerds, Book Four: The Villain Virus,” the long-awaited (by Jack, at least) next chapter in the “Nerds” series.