“A Christmas shopper’s complaint is one of long standing.”
In years gone by we used to shop for all the grandchildren at Christmas time. When the group of grandchildren grew to 20 we abandoned that practice and moved on to cards with money. However, there are still a few tiny tots who expect a package to open at family gatherings.
The other night, while watching yet another football game, my husband texted our son to ask for gift suggestions for their two tiny tots. That son, computer literate beyond others, texted back the list, complete with links to Amazon for each suggested item. Grandpa simply clicked on a few of the items. Shopping done!
I began to laugh. “Remember in the olden days when we actually went shopping and fought the crowds and became over-heated and overwhelmed with indecision?”
The next morning I went online and ordered bags of pistachios. That was the last item I needed for some adult, holiday gift bags. And to think I once questioned the merits of computer technology. I may not be the most astute grandma when it comes to the computer, but this shopping thing is something I’ve figured out! Danger!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.