After feeling a bit stressed with all the mounting Christmas related stuff stacking up on my plate higher than flapjacks at IHOP, I awoke this morning with a fresh perspective---Whether tomorrow or next week, it will all get done!
And after seeing Christmas wish lists popping up all over the place, I wanted to share something that I'm currently loving...a lot!
Fisher-Price Little People Nativity Playset
(Toys R' Us)
I first saw this set a few weeks ago and immediately emailed my mom with the subject line, "must-have"! Knowing how much Sweet Bean enjoys playing with little figurines, I had a feeling she'd love this too. Since opening the box, Gillian Grace has enjoyed playing with all the characters, though her favorites seem to be the animals and Wise Men. Just today, I caught her trying to cram all of the characters into the stable. Guess if GG had been in charge that Christmas Eve night, we would have had a different ending to the story---Gillian Grace would have definitely made room at the Inn.
Speaking of what I'm loving, I'm totally not loving the snippy young salesgirl at Toys R' Us the day we purchased the Nativity set.
The conversation went a little something like this...
Me: Excuse me. (Said to young girl in Toys R' Us vest and name tag). Can you please help me?
Salesgirl: Says nothing but stops and turns toward me.
Me: Yes, I'm looking for the Fisher-Price Little People Nativity set. Can you tell me where I can find it?
Salesgirl: Um, well, I got to work early today and I'm not officially on the clock. I can't help you yet.
Funny thing is once I actually found the kit, on my own I might add, it was only about one aisle away from where I first stopped to ask the salesgirl. When I retold the story later that night to my husband, he accused me of making it up. Surely, no one could be that inconsiderate, ridiculous, and incompetent he said!
Newsflash, they can and she was! Clearly Miss Whatshername Teenybopper at Toys R' Us is in desperate need of a customer service refresher course!
I mean seriously what does this mean about the world today, when someone can't take a second out of their day to help someone else out? (...stepping down from my soapbox now...)
Geoffrey must be so ashamed!