Little Pit got a few early Christmas presents (and to be honest, she's only getting one thing in her stocking and we'll let her unwrap our presents for us, we didn't buy her any toys*)
One of the big things she got was a new car seat. The snugride was supposed to fit her until she was 22 pounds or something like that, but the straps were getting way too tight and her little feet were already starting to hang over the bottom. Plus, it was nearly impossible to lift the car seat in and out of the car, so we decided to move her up into the convertible car seat a bit early.
We went with the Britax Marathon which got the most overwhelming recommendations when I asked around about it, and it gets great safety ratings so to Diapers.com we went and purchased. I ended up going with the Alison pattern since this car seat will really be Little Pit's and Little Pits alone. She should be in this seat for quite a few years, so I figured up I could girl this up for her (and me!). I think it's adorable and Mr. Pit had it installed in minutes.
Other thing Little Pit got from Diapers.com as an early Christmas gift was sippy cups. She has no idea what to do with it yet, she likes to hold on and shake it around, and to gnaw on the spout, but so far I don't think she's gotten any liquid out. Oh well, all in time, right? She turns 8 months in 1 week, so I figured it wasn't too early to start with the sippy cup, we'll just have to teach her how to use it over time, just like everything else right?
Ok, and now onto why we aren't getting any gifts for Little Pit this year:
1. She's only 8 months old. She doesn't get it. She has no idea why we have a large tree in our living room. She doesn't know who Santa is. She has no idea why we have 'socks' hanging from the mantle.
2. She will have no idea why we will go to church on Christmas eve to see the pageant. She will have no idea that I am disappointed that she is too big to be the Baby Jesus this year.
3. I buy her 'gifts' almost every other day of the week/month/year. She gets new clothes all the time. She has enough toys for us to run a day care in our house.
4. She has 2 sets of Grandparents and 3 Godparents who already have and will continue to spoil her.
5. SHE DOESN'T GET IT!
She LOVES paper. We will let her play with as much wrapping paper as she wants on Christmas morning. We will sit by the tree and open presents and listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas record like we always do. She will have no idea that she didn't get any gifts this year from us. Her gift is sitting in the back seat of the car (that Marathon didn't come free you know) Her gifts will continue to come throughout the year since she is growing like a weed and already has two huge tupperware bins full of clothes she has outgrown.
I do not feel guilty for not buying her specific Christmas presents this year. She will have YEARS of getting lots of special presents from us in her lifetime. At this point it's more important for us to put money in her 529 than it is for us to get her one more thing that is plastic and makes noise to entertain her.
Even without a lot of presents for her or us under the tree (we got each other memberships to the YMCA and new smartphones already), it will still be a wonderful happy day filled with family and a lot of love. You can't ask for any more than that can you?
Hope you have a great last week before Christmas!!
xo Mrs. Pit