Whatever. I can’t count! Leave it to me to try and change the birthdate of Jesus. Okay, math has never been my thing. I’m focusing more on the artistic process here, not the time, or time-math. Work with me people. Only one person has been brave enough to point this out, and as soon as he gets out of the hospital, you can ask him about it.
Have you read The Five Love Languages? I have, and although I may not know my love language, I know what it’s not. It’s not gifts. With that being said, please enjoy my 2009 Christmas gift giving guide.
The 2009 Christmas Gift Giving Guide by Jody Wissing (aka Jody’s List)
Your most memorable childhood gift.
What was the coolest, most mind-blowing gift you received as a child? No silly, besides the box it came in? Mine was a Krazy Kar. It’s that bright yellow thing with the swirly peppermint wheels. I don’t recall how long I had it, but I know it was several years. I’m guessing it was completely worn out, not suitable for anything but plastic recycling, as I loved it to death. I had no idea what this was called until last week when I posted this photo on Facebook.
The Amloid Krazy Kar Ride-On is available on amazon.com for $75.99
Product description: The Krazy Kar is as equally wild as it is wacky! Drive it forwards, backwards, or in circles for indoor and outdoor fun all year long! Features giant 3′ action ride-on and big 18″ wheels. Made with safe, rugged, durable construction and holds up to 70 lbs. Colors may vary. Adult assembly required.
Although I like the new edition of the lightening bolts, I’m a little saddened that the swirly peppermint wheels are gone. Oh well, nothing a little paint can’t take care of. And 70 pounds? How am I supposed to show my kids how to ride this if I can’t? Their Green Machines hold up to 180 pounds, not that I ever take advantage of that. But hypothetically speaking, let’s say you want something like this so you can ride it too.
The Deluxe Whirly Wheel is available at amazon.com for $99.99
Product description: Kids use their hands to power this innovative twist on the conventional ride-on. Lightweight construction helps riders cruise right along, safely take corners, and spin 360s on almost any surface. Features a steel frame, rubber tires and a padded seat for riders up to 110 lbs.
Okay, so I don’t weigh 110, wishful thinking, but I’l only a bit over it, so technically… Also, if you buy one of these for your kids and they choose to keep spinning in circles, keep them outside for a little while before bringing them in the house. Is your favorite toy still available?
Creative, memorable and just downright awesome.
What is the most meaningful or creative gift you have ever received? The most creative for me was a bouquet of paintbrushes. I’m not a flower kind of girl, and this gift giver, although knowing me for a short period time, gave me a meaningful gift. I was married for eight years and the man still gave me flowers when he was in the dog house. That made me angry, spending a crazy amount of money on something that’s dead upon arrival and will look like it in three days. I cannot comprehend this. Continue reading