We ate a late breakfast at what Tigger likes to call "Hop on Pop" today. My brother left around 11, and then we piled into the car to go out. Breakfast provided us with the energy for after Christmas shopping.
My brother gave DVDs for Christmas this year. Mom isn't much of a Planet of the Apes fan, and Flar doesn't care for Stephen King particularly, so we all went to Wal-Mart today so they could trade in their DVD collections for something they wanted. Mom chose the Red Curtain Trilogy, and Flar got an assortment of indivual DVDs. Tigger bought himself and Critter new controls for the Playstation. And we also picked up socks and underwear and some new shirts. We really need to settle on who's the underwear elf in the family. Mom says when she and Dad got married, Mimi bought new underwear for each of them for Christmas each year. Mom didn't realize that she never bought underwear until a couple of years after Mimi died, and all the underwear starting looking raggy. My brother is used to getting new socks for Christmas every year, but Mom forgot last year, and he noticed.
Then we went to Best Buy. Both of the boys got Best Buy Gift cards for Christmas. Critter bought a backpack case for the laptop my dad gave him, and a mini-mouse to use with it. Tigger bought Warcraft III (which came with Diablo for free), RollerCoaster Tycoon II, and the Crocodile Hunter DVD. Mom bought a rack for her DVDs.
Our next stop was Barnes & Noble, conveniently next door to Best Buy. Critter and I are each on our last book, and the visit is still young. I got the latest Sue Grafton novel, Q is for Quarry, and verified that I've already read P is for Peril. Tigger picked out a chapter book called Fudge about a litter of lab puppies, and an Eric Carle board book. Maybe he'll want to read to Roo when we get to see her next? Critter found a book about Boeing 777s and will rely on me finishing the book I'm reading for more fiction. Flar picked out three historical fictions. And Critter also bought a page-a-day Foxtrot calendar.
Back home, Tigger and I had lunch. Everyone else was still full from breakfast, and we're planning to eat at a Brazilian steakhouse tonight. I didn't order an overly large breakfast, so I didn't think I could go until dinner before eating. My blood-sugar regulation works about like an 8 year old's, I suppose. ;)
Tigger installed Diablo and started playing, Critter installed Risk and Starcraft, and has been playing those. I've been reading live journal and email, and Flar and Daddy decided to nap. Mom's been reading email and talking to us while we're distracted.
We'll be waking the sleepers soon to go out for dinner.