So I was out returning baby stuff that we were never going to use (104 dollars worth of stuff that Babies R Us took back, they have a great return policy and since I arrived at the counter saying “I’m the jerk without a receipt, I will appreciate anything you can do for me” they were really nice to me too.)
I walked by somewhere and thought OMG! Must! Buy! Scout! Stuff! For! Christmas! Must! Must!
I got all clutchy and worried about what to buy, and then this record went RRRRRRIP! in my mind and I went WTF? What am I doing? Do I really want to spend Scout’s money on presents for him that he will feel only lukewarm about? Not really.
I have no great ideas for him for Christmas, and putting wrapped presents under the tree seems to imply “I found you this PERFECT gift! Here you go!”
I can’t do it. I don’t have perfect in me this year.
Stockings however. I think stockings are fun. I really love stockings. Random things that make you smile. Low stress. Just some love in a sock (okay, that’s a little gross if you have teenage boys in the house – my apologies), so I came home and made that suggestion. He seemed sort of okay with it. Then I reminded him that his birthday is coming up soon as well, so it’s not like he doesn’t have a ton of presents in his future anyway and he seemed happier with it. He’s also a fan of the me not being crazy. Which is a nice gift in itself.
I ordered tartan a couple of years ago to make Scout a kilt. My mom made us stockings. The far right is Scout’s, the middle is mine and the left is Alex’s made with scraps of both of ours.
I’m going to make a very low key sales pitch. I feel kind of weird about trying to pimp you something, but I trust that you’ll forgive me …. please.
I have two other stockings that we aren’t going to use. It’s a his n hers set, all heavy duty satin, fully quilted, hand made, uber lush and nice.
The cream colored one has a couple of tiny flaws up around the top (a black speck and a red speck, namely) that dry cleaning would probably remove. I’d like to sell the two of them for $100. I looked at Etsy and it seems an okay price. If you are interested, send me an email at dawn at kaiseralex dot com.
</end sales pitch> (I feel a smidge dirty now).
I cracked up at the love in a sock. No teenage boys here, but I do have a teenage brother who shares waaaay too much.
Nathan and I don’t do gifts for each other. I figure it is more stress that it is worth. Instead we do (or I strongly encourage) random gifts throughout the year when we see something the other would like.
I can’t afford the stockings (you dirty dirty woman) but they are gorgeous. Definately worth the money.
I love the tartan stockings – what a great idea!!
I love the tartan ones – and especially that Alex’s is made of scraps of yours.
And did you made Scout a kilt? What’s he wear under it?
Our stockings are handmade too. Those are absolutely beautiful, Dawn. You have such great taste and talent. I’ll tell people who are in the market to look at these. Have you just created a home business for yourself?
As the mother of a teenaged boy – sigh – ewwwwwwwww and thanks ever so much. Just wait until Alex gets to be a teenager. I’m *so* coming back to remind you of this!
The stockings are beautiful – don’t feel dirty about it. Worst case, put them up on Ebay with a reserve of your minimum. I should probably go through some stuff and do the same myself.
Love in a sock. Eww, indeed. But also, LMAO!
Your stockings are lovely.
We’re just doing stockings too….I would love to get matching ones for all of us, but I’m not sure Hubs would consent to use anything other than the one from his childhood….
Love in a sock…tee hee!
*snicker* you said “love in a sock!”
Love in a sock!! PMSL!
I’m impressed with the tartan socks, I’ve just bought new bright red Christmassy ones for my boys.
I love stockings, too… I’ll probably post a pic of all of ours sometime this month as well.
Funny though… Braden’s is BIGGER than each of ours. 😉
Don’t feel dirty – pimp away, momma!
Hmm, we had special stockings made for us last year, so I’m not in the market, but they are lovely.
Your comment today was so beautiful. I can relate to the echo of the voice you hear from your own growing up as you read the familiar words aloud to Alex.
man those stockings are all kinds of gorgeous
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Curious – what do you put in stockings? I had to educate my husband on what Santa WILL put in stockings. Growing up it was always “practical stuff”. Like I got makeup, pantyhose, hairspray, etc. Stuff that made me feel all grownup. Like Santa knew I needed that stuff.
Now Santa is leaving hubby shaving cream, razors (all kinds of expensive), toothepaste, new pens, junk like that. Nothing fun but still stuff you need.
Guess SAnta won’t leave him bubble gum flavored lip gloss like he always left me.
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I have a Teenage son. Muawhahahaha.. I called him over and showed him your love in a sock …..Muawhahahaha….
BTW.. he thought it was really funny as well..
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Those stockings are all kinds of gorgeous. I wish wish wish I had a crafty bone in my body, but alas, the best I can do is to buy some stockings at Kohls, and apply our names in glitter and glue.
I hope you get some buyers. Beautiful work.
I love Christmas stockings! My husband and I have always done stockings for each other until now, since we now have 2 kiddie stockings to fill instead. Beautiful stockings!
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