I think it's because I don't get to buy any toys for my kids. At 15 and 13 their toy days are over so I guess mine are too. This year Dagny has asked for nothing but clothes, and Dane only has video games on his list. Not very exciting to shop for.
On Christmas Eve, after the kids were in bed, Steve and I would spend hours assembling and arranging all the toys for maximum Christmas morning impact. We had some long nights and did some things that were so over the top I cringe at the craziness, but those are the best memories. Us and toys, we had a lot of good years.
Aunt Moriah playing with Dagny and her new Barbie Dream House.
(please notice that Barbie is wearing a holiday dress and has her very own Christmas tree)
We were masters at having just the right toy out and set-up so when the kids came
down the stairs it was the first thing they saw and they could start playing right away.
Some of our finest work - The Battle of Geonosis
(and yes, we're dorks. It's okay, we're not ashamed)
Probably our greatest creation - Helms Deep
I could be wrong, but I just don't think that
a video game is going to illicit this kind of reaction