One of my very favoritest (is that a word?) gifts to give is stocking stuffers. I just love pouring out a big stocking and letting all the stuff fall on the floor. When I was little Mama and Daddy always put an apple and an orange in our stocking. It always reminded me of Laura Ingalls. Except I don’t think she actually got an orange for Christmas. I think she got a penny. Anywhoo.
I usually fill the kids stockings up with little things—crafty kits from Michael’s, funny pencils and yes, candy. But this year I want to do themed stockings. For Lydia I want to do ballet. There is the cutest ballet store near us and it was overflowing with adorable ballet stuff–ornaments, leg warmers, books, wrap around sweaters, t-shirts and tutus.
For Asa? I’m thinking cars. Wouldn’t it be fun to fill the whole stocking up with different kinds of cars? Matchbox cars, Disney’s Cars, wooden cars, those cute little people cars and oh-my-goodness-how-much-would-he-love-these Buzz & Woody cars?!
For my husband, it’s a little harder. We’re not giving gifts to each other this year. It’s just pointless. We don’t need anything. And I’d rather spend our money on blue plastic. But I would like him to have something fun to open on Christmas. Maybe I could do a TV theme. Right now we’re watching the first season of The Big Bang Theory(Oh, how I love Sheldon Cooper! I think we watched 4 episodes in a row last night). Oh! Maybe I could do a Big Bang Theory themed stocking!
OK. So it’s a little weird. And totally UN-Christmasy. But you have to admit that would be kind of fun!