And definitely checking it more than twice.
I am a total nutjob this time of year.
With the huge ass family to shop for, plus the multitude of calls from an endless swarm of grandparents, "What does Max want? What size does he wear? Does he like boxers or briefs?"...a girl could seriously lose her mind!
So, the one thing I have been doing for the past four years is making a little pocket Xmas list to keep me on track and organized.
It is carefully sorted by groups...Family, Friends, My List, and the kid of course.
I can easily flip to the appropriate section and see what everybody wants, who's buying Max what and what still needs to be purchased.
Plus, I like to use little paper clips to hold pictures of items if I have them, makes it so much easier for the grandparents to find Spawn action figures when they know what they look like as opposed to their super long stupid names and series numbers.
I should have thought of that years ago.
Plus, I can easily add paper to a section or rip something out without feeling like I ruined the whole thing.
There is also a section for coupons, of course.
And a section for receipts.
I like to keep the "real" receipts seperate from the gift ones because lord knows I will lose one or someone will lose the gift receipt promptly after opening the box.
So, the lists are made, for the most part.
I'm still missing a few people I need and I still need to get Max info to one set of grandparents.
At least I am an organized procrastinator though.
This is my little list.
Hey, wait....This list looks different than the last.
It's another Xmas list book people!
I finally got my act together and made two at the same time, I always say I should and I finally did!
Just leave a comment here about how you keep organized during the madness of the season and I will draw a name Thurday at noon and mail it out ASAP.