Can I just brag how on it I am? (I know, barf, right). I have 90% of my Christmas shopping done. Done! Just a handful of things to get yet and they’re all easy ones. I also have booked our holiday outings (Polar Express train ride on an old steam train, and Matt & I are spending a night in the city), went through my decorations and designed our Christmas cards. Our house is a pig-sty, but Christmas is well under way.
But I have two complaints right now: toddler pajamas and advent calendars.
First: Toddler pajamas. All I want is for Mason to be in a set of simple striped holiday pajamas on Christmas morning. No characters. They don’t have to even be high quality. I just don’t want flames or polar bears or gingerbread men screenprinted across his buns.
Can simple striped pajamas be found? Yes:
For $40 from Hanna Andersson. Please. I have checked (online) at Old Navy, GapKids, Gymboree, JC Penney, Sears (!), The Children’s Place, H&M (whose kids’ clothing I adore), TJ Maxx, Target, Fred Meyer, Amazon.com … nothing. So keep your eyes open. A reward to the person who finds me simple striped pajamas in a 3T by Dec. 15th!
Second Complaint: Advent Calendars. All I want is a simple classy wood advent calendar under $50. No. Can’t be found. I realize that, much like toddler pajamas, the point is for the kids. That is why they are aaaaall puffy painted with snowmen and reindeer.
Can a simple wood advent calendar be found? Yes:
For $79 (not including s&h) from Pottery Barn. Love it — it’s kinda vintage-y and industrial. But I’m not paying $79 for binder clips tacked onto a piece of MDF. Again, I’ve scoured Le Internet and I’m not finding what I like. So this is what we’re doing instead:
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Obviously the real problem is that I have expensive taste and a cheap budget. I can’t be alone in this, right?
top image via pinterest