Is it bad to buy yourself something around Christmas? No! Especially if you do it this way:
Buy a set!
These birds are from WUSLU, a daily deals site. They are the first thing I’ve bought from them.
Sadly, one arrived with a chipped face. I’ll be contacting them later (just opened the box) and I’ll let you know how it goes. Moving on: three little birds! One for me, one for my mom and one for my sister.
It’s a classier version of the Wobbly Madagascar Penguin set we divided up a few years ago. This one will connect us without broadcasting the fact that we are indeed nuts. In our defense, the only other people at that matinee showing were also adults, most likely drunk but still not children!
It’s nice to have something that you see every day as a suble reminder of the bond you share with someone else. Like one of those best-friend necklaces but classier.
This little guy is right at home on the stocking bookshelf.
When ever I see him I’ll think about my mom and sister (as I ignore the 15th text message from my mom asking me if I bought the licorice jellybeans yet).
Ignore the missing bow on the stocking holder. I blame the puppy and so should you.
For you faithful readers, the white pine was salvaged from the dinning room table.
That stuff lasts forever!