3.30 pm – Sunday 17 December
Oh my God! Oh. My. God! Where did I put that Event Cinemas Merry Movies Gift Card? I put it in the bag with Mum’s present. I’m sure I did. Christ. Where is the freaking gift card? Oh my God. It’s not there. Well that’s $50 down the drain.
*Throws self dramatically on the bed and lies in child’s pose while attempting to reign in the crazy.*
It must have fallen out in the car. What if it fell out while I was in Seed? That child was screaming in there and I couldn’t wait to get out. I’ve such a headache, I can’t think straight! Oh my God! I’ve just wasted $50. I should have put it in my handbaaaaaggggg!
*Races downstairs two at a time and flings the car boot open to find Merry Movie Gift Card lying there.*
Oh thank you! Thank you, Jesus. Thank you.
4 pm – Sunday 17 December
*Pours a well-deserved glass of wine and eats body weight in French cheese.*
Earlier that day …
As I strolled into my local Westfield Shopping Centre at 9 am to finish off my Christmas shopping, I was feeling super in control.
I’d told Dave that I was taking the whole day out for Christmas shopping. Not that I’d need it, mind you. I had seven people left to buy for and had done my research. I was well-prepared, smug even. The day had already started off on a high with me driving straight into a car park right near the entrance. I was winning at life. I was totally going to smash this Christmas shopping out of the park.
I kicked off my Christmas shopping adventure in Kmart. I thought I’d get the girls some knickers to pop into their Christmas stockings. I took my sweet time as I carefully considered which child would like which design and cut. Mmm, yes. I was a very thoughtful mummy and totally owning Christmas shopping that morning.
Next on my list was Mum. I knew exactly what she wanted. The only problem was I couldn’t find what she wanted anywhere. I texted her and she kindly gave me another idea. The alternative however was almost as tricky as the first option.
When my sister called me two hours into my shopping expedition, I’d not bought one single present … unless you count the six pairs of undies I bought the girls.
If it wasn’t just eight sleeps until Christmas, I would have called it a day. Instead, I gave myself a pep talk and soldiered on.
Next on the list was accessories … for several people. Hmm accessories. Not very specific there, was I? I think I went into virtually every store three times. Even the staff at Lovisa didn’t come near me the third time. I’m sure I looked like a woman on the edge. Hunger was setting in. My head was pounding. I felt dizzy. Christmas was kicking my butt.
1.30 pm Sunday 17 December
*Devours Garden Goodness burger at Grill’d while online shopping at the same time. Snap. I was back in the game and shopping Like A Boss!*
After I refueled, I popped over to Event Cinemas to buy a Merry Movies Christmas Gift Card for my brother (who hopefully isn’t reading this blog post). I bought him an Event Cinemas gift card last year too, but I know it is something he and his wife can enjoy and use to take time out for themselves.
I could choose from gift cards ranging from $25 – $200, all in cool Christmassy and blockbuster film designs. Within in five minutes, I crossed my brother off my list and gave myself a massive high five.
If only the rest of the people on my list were as easy to buy for!
3.25 pm Sunday 17 December
*Arrives home from a hectic day at the shops and dumps presents on the bed.*
Oh yes, Mum will love that. Ahh yes, I’ve really done well. She will love that too. Now … where’s that gift card. I’m sure I put it in that bag …
How are you going with your Christmas shopping? Do you have an Event Cinemas Merry Movies Gift Card on your list?
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