A week from today, women across the land will be clobbering each other over 5 a.m. doorbusters as they observe Black Friday. I won't be among them, since I don't do crowds, but I have indeed already started my Christmas shopping, including some new toys I will donate to local foster children this Christmas. Tops on my list? This new Barbie!
I must admit I was tempted to keep this by my inner greedy gut. (That's a term I learned from my generous-hearted mother, who is most opposed to greedy guts.) So yes, I'll slowly let them peel this cute Barbie doll out of my fingers in a couple of weeks, but you know I am itching to open it and play with that tea set!
And just as a reminder if you happen to be donating toys this year, my friend who volunteers with the toy drive likes to remind everyone that they never have enough black baby dolls, so I try to pick up a few of those each Christmas. Maybe some of you will feel led to do this as well. Happy shopping!