Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and GameStop are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?

I wish that we can survive the next and last semester of my schooling- as I'll be "working" forty hours a week without pay for sixteen weeks. Without pay and now needing an outside sitter, which I've never needed before. I'm already worrying sick about it so I think this is my wish.

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?

I've carried on the tradition that when we wake up, Santa has set up one present, unopened and laid your socks next to it. We open our socks and play with the magic present- then we eat breakfast, before jumping into the rest. It just drags the morning out a little bit longer for me to really cherish it.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?

A full weekend at the spa. With wine and chocolate. And my sisters. Oh and a winning lottery ticket.

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?

We have a lot of traditions, thanks to our community, that don't cost money and make our season a lot of fun. There is the Parade of Lights, the lighting of the world's largest (only?) lobster trap tree, horse-drawn buggy rides through town, and Santa is always on the corner of main street to hear what's new on the wish list.

I always encourage the boys to make gifts for our family and friends too. Sure, that does cost a little money, but I hope that it teaches them that it's the thought that counts.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?

What game didn't we play? We really loved board games and card games- Uno, Jenga, Mastermind, Mousetrap, Life, and the list goes on forever. It must be where Corbin gets his love for games.

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?

I love to trick my kids with their presents. Both my parents were famous for this. I remember one year my dad put a brick in the box that had my new slippers in it. Another year my mom carefully opened a new puzzle and put the CD I really wanted into it. I was bummed I didn't get the CD and never realized I did until I sat down to do the puzzle.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?

I've been really itching to travel right now. And if I had a nanny that would accompany us I would definitely love to travel abroad. Perhaps Italy.

8. Check out GameStop (link to: and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?

I have a Nintendo DS on my list for a certain little boy, Just Dance for myself, and of course we'd love to have the new Kinect system for the XBox- that just looks like so much fun!

Do you want to enter too? Go to Today's Mama, write your own meme, and link it back there!


Lynn said...

After this upcoming semester, I hope that you get that spa weekend :)

Unknown said...

Wish I was still working....I'd take us to Canyon Ranch in MA for some SERIOUS spa-ing....LOL

Christina said...

Cute post! Good luck with the next semester - I know you can do it! Oh and my family wants a Kinect too!

lorilee said...

Wish I was still working....I'd take us to Canyon Ranch in MA for some SERIOUS spa-ing....LOL