Christmas Procrastination - It's a Guy Thing
Over the years, I’ve found myself on Christmas Eve running to the store to get that gift or food item that I just didn’t take the time to get until the very last minute. Yes, it’s called procrastination. The terrible word that comes back to hit you right in the face this time of year and us guys suffer from it the most.
Because the Mrs has Christmas on her mind 365 days a year, that’s never been a problem for her. If anything, it’s frustration that December 25th is still a few days away. Me, no, I’m not like that. I do like to get some things in advance, but usually plan my shopping for one afternoon a few weeks before Christmas when I know I can focus on getting those very thoughtful gift cards purchased and emailed out...
Just go to any Walmart on Christmas Eve, and you’ll probably run into a dad, boyfriend, or son running around picking through one of the remaining 'gift idea shelves' to find a few gifts they’d put off until only a few hours before midnight. I have fond memories of watching with glee the other guys digging through those piles with panicked faces knowing I had just beat them to one of those great deals…
Procrastination at Christmas isn’t something to feel too bad about or beat yourself up too much for guys, in my humble opinion. Many of us have a very good reason to wait 364 days before buying our wife, or loved one, a gift for Christmas… Not sure what that is yet, but I’m working on it. This year, I did get the Mrs a gift two months early, however. She’ll just need to wrap it because she’s been wearing it often since then.
So, tonight, here’s to all those men out there who have, or may still be, wearing those procrastination shoes as I have in the past. Look up, Christmas is right around the corner and you’ll get another 364 days to take a break from Christmas shopping again…
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