The so-called “magic of Christmas” often comes with a level of chaos that parents know all too well.
There’s the decorating, the seemingly endless batches of cookies, and, of course, the holiday shopping. Many parents who celebrate the holiday would likely agree that there isn’t one simple way to a kid’s heart on Christmas morning.
Here are 22 funny tweets from parents about the very interesting task of shopping for their kids’ Christmas gifts:
Hey stores if you could just put all the scotch tape right by the registers after 8 pm Christmas Eve that’d be great.— Karen Johnson (@21stcenturysahm) December 22, 2017
I've been done Xmas shopping 15 times this year.— The Next Martha (@TheNextMartha) December 22, 2016
3yo: Santa's bringing me a jump rope for Christmas.— Toni Hammer (@realtonihammer) December 21, 2015
Well that's news to me. Maybe the chubby dude can clue me in a little earlier.
Sorry kids but Santa said you can only ask for toys that are Amazon Prime eligible.— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) December 13, 2015
Boys! How many times do I have to tell you to pick up your Nerf darts?— Domestic Goddess (@DomesticGoddss) December 21, 2016
*goes back to wrapping their new Nerf guns for Christmas*
My son wants two $50 Lego sets for Christmas so that he can make them & then 2 days later, throw the pieces into his giant barrel of Legos.— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) December 14, 2016
The Xmas toys you buy today will soon be the toys that need to hold your child's attention while you try to go the bathroom on your own.— Mike Reynolds (@EverydayGirlDad) December 22, 2015
Neighbor asked my kid the top 3 gifts she wants from Santa. Would've been nice if she put them on her list A TINY BIT SOONER THAN XMAS EVE.— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) December 24, 2016
Just set the high score on this Toys R Us cash register and they didn't give me a balloon or anything.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) December 2, 2015
Christmas shopping sucks.
Have kids so you can be done with your Christmas shopping & they can hand you their "updated" list which includes nothing you bought.— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) December 19, 2017
Me: "Santa is going to bring you toys if you're a good"— MommieKnowsfresh (@MommieKnwsFresh) December 8, 2015
My kid: "Santa doesn't bring toys, the toys are in the store"
Me: "Well, I tried..."
My kids have so much junk.— Unfiltered Mama (@UnfilteredMama) December 3, 2016
Their Christmas wish lists are full of things they already own, but forgot.
Pro Tip: Be sure to get your holiday shopping done early so your child can tell you he asked Santa for the one impossible to find toy on Christmas Eve at 9pm.— It'sReally10Months (@really10months) December 7, 2017
When you're so fricken great at hiding presents even you can't find some of them... 😕— Julie Maida (@NextLifeNOKids) December 24, 2016
[Christmas shopping]— Kalvin (@KalvinMacleod) December 18, 2016
CASHIER: can I help u?
ME: *gestures to all of it* yes, make it stop
I’m done Christmas shopping.— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) December 16, 2017
Or I WAS.
Until my kids talked to a mall Santa.
My 7yo just gave me a Christmas list...for his stuffed animal...in case you wanted to know what parenting is like— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) December 9, 2016
'Tis the season where I have to keep my pants and bra on for longer than normal because I probably have to go Christmas shopping after my kids are in bed.— Mom Life: Perfection Pending the Book (@PerfectPending) December 7, 2017
Mom: "Hey, I just saw something called Hatchimals or something. Christmas is coming up. Do you think your kids would..."— Doyin Richards (@daddydoinwork) December 13, 2016
*spends hundreds of dollars on Christmas presents*— Northern Lights 🦖 (@PinkCamoTO) December 23, 2016
*watches son amuse himself for an hour with an empty water bottle*
Pretty excited to find out which of these toys I completely wasted my money on.— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) December 26, 2016
- Parents the day after Christmas
Just found some stocking stuffers that Santa forgot last year.— Momma of Midgard (@MidgardMomma) October 4, 2013
Awesome. I've never been so far ahead in my Christmas shopping this early.
This post has been updated to include new tweets.