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What Kids want for the Holidays? (Christmas in my kids case!) and WE WILL BE AT GAMESTOP ON 11/23/07 FRIDAY AT 07:00

My son starts off telling,  and writing,  even doing powerpoint presentations for me about the NINTENDO WII AND  Legend of Zelda games. ********** Update 12/1/07 ********

My  son’s friend Mike told me that He wants $600.00 so that he can buy Xbox 360  and a SideKick!

My son also said that he wants:

 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

, A CLASSIC CONTROLLER,

 Sonic and the Secret Rings,

 Mario and Sonic Olympic Games,

 Super Mario Galaxy,

 Xbox 360,

Halo 3 Smackdown vs. Raw 2008,

 Nintendo ds, Playstation 3,

 Ipod, Jordans,

 NIkes,

 jeans,

designer shirts,

fitted cap,

The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass,

The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess,

Rip Stick,( two wheeled skate board)

 Music albums,

 speakers for computer,

 Samsung flatscreen tv 50 in.,

 cable tv/ satillite tv.,

helio cell phone,

 vacation in Fernwood Villas,(((Poconos of course!)))

 a ski trip (Poconos Again)–OutDoor World in door water park.

But then my son says its hard to ask for things  because he knows our financial situation.  I will go out tomorrow which a few short hours from now and try to get the WII. 

 He said he will be happy with that one item!  What a great 14 yearold!  You know my son got an A in History?! 

 He is even keeping his grades up in english.  He needs a little help with his math…but nothing too bad. 

I keep in touch with his teachers through the website “teacherease”…What a great Kid!  Another reason to be thankful to the Lord above! 

—So getting back to THE Christmas list!—I am also going to Old Navy—they are giving out a free MP3 for $20.00 spent at 5:00 am on BLACK FRIDAY!  

Everything he wants is extremely expensive!  I feel so bad that I cannot provide gifts for my son in general—forget about Christmas….

My son did not even get a birthday gift this year at all!  I have to pay that rent,  and utilities—

I wish I could give my son the type of Christmas I had when I was a kid!  My Christmas, as a kid was overflowing with so much stuff!!! 

 My father came loaded with toys before,  during,  and after the Holidays.  People from his job liked him so much they would give him gifts for his family. 

Boy,  I was a blessed kid.  I cannot say the same for my child.  One year we did not even have a “real” Christmas tree. 

I had a 1 foot tall fiberoptic tree that I always placed on the dining room table—that year I  used it in a corner of the livingroom.  I stacked up two telephone books and placed an old tree skirt on top of the stacked telephone books. 

It looked nice.  I wanted a tree,  but because it was the last minute there was a shortage of trees that year. I had no money to buy a twenty dollar tree even. 

 There was a dry branch and I asked the man if I could have it and he was such a Scorge that he said I had to pay $10.00 for it. 

 I saw in his face that he would not budge. 

 I said Wow,  on Christmas Eve and all—this man see’s that I am trying to get my son some type of Holiday spirit and he flatly said no.  We survived….but my  heart was broken inside. 

 I had asked the Lord why?  Why? do I have to suffer?  Why did my husband have to leave me alone to raise this child and not provide a beautiful Christmas holiday for him?

  Why?   I cried when my child went to sleep.  He had smiled after he saw me make our little one foot tree into a 3foot tree.  I set about laying out his little gifts.

  He was 10 at the time;  but had played video games since 6years old.  So his gifts were small–but pricey! 

I brought him things that he did not ask for,  and two things he did ask for.  When he woke the next day he was happy that he received the video games he had asked for. 

He hugged me and said thankyou Mommy! 

The worse time of year for me is the Holidays!  I do not get depressed—I just feel like I am not able to provide for my child like I would want to.  I pray all the time to revive my finances. 

This year I am looking for another miracle too.  He wants  that Ninetendo WII.  He needs sneakers for gym.  He wants a fitted baseball cap,  and I want to buy him a decent coat.  If you remember I did get a great bargin on a jacket at the flea market for $5.00. 

But I found that jacket does not have a good collar–it is more of a baseball jacket.  It does not have a hood for the head.  I just ask the Lord to help me to find another extremely bargin.  You see I just paid my $1600.00 rent.  I have to pay my utilities,  and my car insurance—so—what to do?  what to do?  

I do not get child support—never ever!   My husband is gone!  Missing for nearly 10 years!  So I do not get one dime from  him.  My Mom and I share the bills, but the bills are so high that I am always behind or paying less to a bill than I should.

I do not know what tomorrow may bring….but I will pray and believe that the Lord will guide me,  and keep my small family.

  Atleast my church gave me a turkey to cook for ThanksGiving! and the trimmings too.

So to God be the Glory for the things he has done.  I pray for those who have even less than I.   I have got to get ready for work tomorrow.  *****Since this is an updated–edit I will not be going to work tomorrow-*****-I am going to OLD NAVY AND ALSO TO GAME STOP TO SEE IF I CAN EVEN AFFORD THAT WII!  I do not have credit—after I lost my husband,  and my house I lost my credit through bankruptcy.  I cannot affort to have any type of card—so everything I buy is HARD COLD GREEN CASH!!!  AND IF I DO NOT HAVE GREEN CASH….THEN I DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING. 

I am so tired,  but I know that the Lord is still there guiding me through all of these trials and tribulations!  Good Night! 

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11/23/07 UPDATE

Okay, Okay, I went Shopping.  I came back and had some more turkey with my family.  I am sleepy now.  But here is what happened with my son.   His wish came ture!  The WII was his wish and we got it for him today!  His face beamed like a sunny day in August!  This is a definite scacrifice.   “Lord have mercy!  I pray the Lord help me with all my other responisbilities!

What kids want for the HOLIDAYS IS FOR THE DREAMS AND WISHES TO COME TRUE!

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2nd update  11/23/07

My son is resting now!  He keeps looking at his WII in the box.  He will not open it until Christmas!  Atleast that is what he states!    On my list of things to get is some pretty heavy duty things…You want to see what I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS?!!!

okay here goes:  I

 want to write a book and finish it completely,  and have it published.  It will be a book on the LIFE OF A BLACK WIDOW! 

I want to get my five songs that I wrote and produced published and song by Christian Professionals.

  I want to pay off all of my debts with the earnings from my music,  and my published book. 

 I want to pay for my son’s education  “lock- stock- and barrel!” 

 I want to get my masters degree in Leadership, of Organizational Management from Nyack College and pay that off completely also pay off my B.S. in Organizational Management in full too! 

I want to regain private home ownership and buy a house on two acres and regain my life as a pet owner again.  (I lost all of that with the loss of my husband). 

 I want to assist Food Pantries,  and aid the poor with educational programs geared to employment. ****That is what I want to do if I made enough money with my music and my writing. 

I would like to have someone most of all read my work and critique it so I know or not if I am wasting my time! 

 I want to be able to perform my vocalizing in jazz,  R&B  and soul with a great piano player every day or atleast once a week. 

I want to have my own music studio in my own home so I can start practicing again like I used to do before my husband got sick. 

 I would like to pay for my son to start and complete his Alto Sax lessons,  and piano lessons.  He is much more talented than I am.  All he needs is lessons! 

I would like to purchase a new computer with HIGHSPEED ETC.

 I would like to take my mother on a trip. 

Well these are some of the things this MOTHER OF A CHILD would like to have for Christmas. 

But for now I will rejoice that I had a turkey for ThanksGiving with sweet potatoes,  and all of the trimmings that I had the strength to cook! 

 I am usually too tired to do it immediately after arriving home but this time I pushed myself to get it done! 

son is full and happy and sleeping….so I can blog to my little heart’s content uninterrupted!  lolololol!!!!  ha ha ha!

I thank the Lord for all of his blessings toward me and mine.  And I wish the best for all of you and your families.  Keep safe!

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