Every year I vow to myself that I will not wait to complete all of my Christmas shopping. Every year.
But guess what happens the next year. You got it--I wait.
But I have two main reasons why I am how I am and do what I do.
Reason #1: I get a thrill from the rush of things. From the "I hope this gets delivered in time!" to the "I can't believe how crowded and busy the mall/Target is!" I love it all. Some people do drugs, some people smoke. I choose to procrastinate.
Reason #2: I have also found out the hard way if I am even remotely close to claiming "I'm done!" I will start buying more. It's a conspiracy I tell ya! I start paying attention to toy ads or I see just one more little thing while I'm out. And then the next time it's the exact same thing. I can't help it--I love to shop and when you just tell me I'm done but all I see are shopping commercials and the coveted red Starbucks cup? I just want to join the crowd and buy buy buy!
So, I ask you my lovely friends....how are you when it comes to shopping for the holidays? Do you get it done early? If so, how do you refrain from buying more?