While I had every intention of getting a head start on my Xmas shopping, it just didn’t happen.
I texted Martha (nearly 13), my niece, to ask what she wanted for Xmas, as well as her little sister, Mary (nearly 10). I wasn’t prepared for the response.
Mary was predictable. Barbies and soccer stuff.
Martha? Anything Justin Bieber.
<insert shudder here>
As I stated before, I have nothing against the kid. I just don’t dig his music. It’s just not my thing. Nonetheless, I came home and googled him. And then clicked on the “shopping” link. If I can find a deal at Ulta, I am going to get her the perfume set and maybe a CD of his acoustic album. Because I, an avid Pink Floyd/Led Zeppelin fan, would never say on my blog to the effect that I went to the Ticketmaster website to see where his concerts were and how much tickets were because he’s not touring anywhere near the east coast.
<insert “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin here>
At her age, I never got excited over pop groups. I liked the Beatles.
On the bright side, I get to go toy shopping for Mary and Lazarus (the little guy).
Oh boy, this next holiday extravaganza is going to be entertaining.