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Posted December 22, 2010

Lynda Loveland


How many times have you gone through your physical and mental list of everything you need for Christmas? I can’t even count how many. But it never fails. The kids fly through their presents in the morning, pick out what they want to play with first and than say, “Mom, I need batteries.”

You run to the kitchen and dig through the drawer only to find two batteries when you need three. That leads to a rush trip, in lounge pants, to the convenience or drug store to buy overpriced Duracells.

I’m making it a goal to be prepared this year. (BTW, I’m also including a list of how many and what type of batteries the hot toys need.)

I just want to love on the kids all day and not leave the house. Enjoy the holiday. I have a tendency to get caught up in cooking or cleaning up or whatever chore. Not going to do it this year. Stop and smell the Frasier Fir.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody. Thanks for reading and sharing in my blog. I appreciate you all.

Sing-A-Ma-Jigs 3 AAA

Dance Star Mickey 6 AA

Barbie Video Girl 2 AAA

Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS Blaster 6 D

V-Reader Animated E-Book 4 AA

Leapster Explorer 4 AA

Loopz Game 4 AA

Hexbug Nano Habitat AG-13 button cell

Toy Story 3 Blastoff Buzz Lightyear 2AA

Air Hogs Moto Frenzy 3 AAA

Spy Video Trakr 10 AA

Fur Real GoGo Walking Puppy 4 C

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays.


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  • j-lo93 Dec 25, 2010

    because of your post, i had batteries ready for the nerf guns :) hadn't even thought about a nerf gun needing a battery ~ thanks :)

  • kittiboo Dec 24, 2010

    I have a megapack of AAs and a few AAAs, but no other sizes. Hmmm...

  • stopthehaters Dec 23, 2010

    wow..your children are making out like bandits....

  • jrileybug Dec 23, 2010

    Thanks for the reminder, we are always removing batteries from remotes and flashlights on Christmas morning, LOL!

  • missparrothead Dec 23, 2010

    Merry Christmas Lynda!! I hope to meet you someday....I'm friends with your pal Heather.

  • hippohappy1 Dec 23, 2010

    Taping them to the box is an awesome idea! May have to steal that one.

  • justbcauz Dec 23, 2010

    My father-in-law usually goes a step further. When giving gifts to the grandkids, he either installs the batteries before wrapping the gift (it's amazing that he can repackage everything perfectly) or he tapes the proper number of batteries to the inside of the box. From what I hear, he was equally prepared when his children were small too.

  • careykeever Dec 23, 2010

    Wow! I had not even thought about batteries yet. Thank you so much for the reminder and the list. Happy holidays!

  • kilcorse365 Dec 23, 2010

    Thank you Lynda! You rock!