Sunday, December 23, 2012

How to Avoid Christmas Morning Horror

A couple of nights ago, the hubby and I decided to start putting together some of the kids' Christmas gifts, including charging an electric item.

My stomach dropped when my husband opened the box for this electric item that needs at least 18 hours of charging prior to use and the charger was no where to be found.  As I read the operating instructions and manual, I found that the charger was supposed to be included in the box, but for some reason, our charger wasn't.

So just before midnight, I was on the phone with ToysRUs (which is open 24/7 until Christmas) trying to figure out how I get a charger.  At that point in the evening, they didn't have any chargers in stock, but they did say they were getting a shipment in around 2am.

Naturally, I couldn't sleep very well knowing we didn't have a charger, and I woke up around 6:45am to call ToysRUs.  Luckily, they did have a charger come in.  I rushed out the door at 7:15 to pick up the charger, and to my great joy, ToysRUs wasn't crowded as I walked up to Customer Service and picked up the charger that was waiting for me.

Phew!  Crisis averted.

I love the messy-opening-presents-on-Christmas-morning hair!

Lesson learned: check gifts that need to be assembled for Christmas at least a week ahead of time so that you can verify all parts are accounted for and to assess how long it will take to assemble!

Merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

SO smart, I was thinking the same thing last night about a tent we bought. I don't want to any missing parts to mess up the funon Christmas morning! I plan on putting in the batteries before some are wrapped! Merry Christmas

funfavorites said...

Christmas Eve and I just set up a tent that is way too small for my kids. I'm so sad. We're keeping it and looking for a larger one at the after Christmas sale. I wish I would have set it up earlier.

Leslie Swan said...

So sorry to hear that FunFavorites. The good news...the stress of Christmas is over, well, except for the cleanup!

The Mrs. said...

You are SO right! Learned this the heard was AS WELL!!!!! Literally up all night Christmas eve and it was not pretty!!!!

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