The Author of this post is Darius Boone
I love going Christmas shopping every year. As a mother who has a four year old, I can honestly say that it brings me a lot of joy to buy presents that will make my son's face light up. I usually head to the local mall and start my shopping. I always have a budget and have an idea of what I am looking for before my feet even enter the front doors. It can be maddening to shop alone during the holiday season so I take my friends Kim and Ashley with me. We all have kids about the same age and they are expecting also so we chat and help each other find gifts for our children.
We often compare notes on which items that we already have and which items we think are huge wastes of money. For example, we all agreed that buying things such as puzzles with more than thirty pieces was a waste of time because the pieces always end up missing. We prefer things that have very few moving parts to be safe.
I always set my home security alarm from Linus before I leave to go Christmas shopping because many home invasions happen during the holidays and I like to be safe. I love Christmas shopping, but unfortunately for me my wallet does not enjoy the festivities very much.