I started my holiday shopping already! I'm never this prepared -- even though I don't typically leave xmas presents to the last minute -- so it's kind of exciting to start shopping in September. I'm not using credit cards, either -- it's all money that I actually have in the bank! Not only are my kids getting cool presents, but I'm not going to bankrupt myself to pay for them, either!
So far, I purchased some really neat Gorilla blocks for the kids to share, and a big Optimus Prime transformer for my son -- that's one of the things he is really hoping Santa will bring for him. I want to buy more, but the darn Gorilla blocks are on backorder, and I want to see the money come out of my account before I spend more of it. I hate having to keep track of stuff like that -- money that's been spent but that is still sitting there as if it hasn't!