All right all you parents out there, this one is for you; I’m going to take you back in time, about 12 years ago, when I was just a 13-year-old boy with a rambunctious imagination. All I wanted for Christmas was that shimmering, cherry-red-and-white Fender electric guitar to jam out on and become the rock star that I certainly could have become. Christmas morning came and, to no surprise, in the place of my guitar was that annoying talking Furby that I never wanted. My parents seemed to flush my rock star dreams down the toilet once more, and to this day I still blame them for my musical incapabilities. Lesson is: Don’t be those parents. Buy your kids that musical instrument that they’ve always wanted.

Here is a good place to start: Shem Creek Music Center will be slinging out the sales this holiday season, and parents, don’t miss it! From the shiny guitars to beautiful drums and even the music lessons. While you’re at it, make sure that you take full advantage with this coupon when you visit! It always helps when you can get a re-string and set up for half off.

With all these good deeds I’m doing, maybe this is the year I shall finally receive my shiny Fender. Fingers crossed!