I thought it would be fun, to sit down with the kids and write out their Christmas lists together. Thanks to Target, who sent out their gift catalog a few weeks back, I've been hearing these things for days and days and days. SO. I thought it could be fun to take turns asking them back and forth items they want to write on their list this year to see if they fed off each others wants. Turns out, they did.
A: American Girl Doll (Lanie) and her clothes. Let me add that she wants this a)from Santa and b)it's astronomically priced and c)when I told her that Santa could only give each child one gift she said she promises the rest will be 'cheap'. I'm currently in negotiations with Santa to splurge for the American Girl Doll, or buy her the knockoff from Costco for $80 less.
I: Woody (Toy Story)
A: Jesse (Toy Story) and Bullseye (no idea who that is)
I: "I waaaaaaannnt Golf Clubs. Big golf clubs and I can swing dem weary hawrd!" It's already in the bag, pun intended.
A: Art Supplies, painting, and coloring book
I: A Buzz Bike with the backpack
A: A two wheel scooter. Apparently, her 3 wheeled scooter is so last year.
I: Pet Giraffe. I did not tell him how unlikely that was. But tomorrow he will have surely forgotten.
A: "I want a Barbie a house, but don't write it down! Nanna is going to get it"
I: Ian stammers, asks what Santa can make. Alex tells him ANYTHING HE WANTS. He can think of nothing. Except Santa Clause has a big mustache.
A: Toy purse (?)
I: " I like Yeggos (Lego's) but not the BIG KIND", he screams. Because those are for babies?
A: Zoobs. I tell Alex I have NO idea what that is and she tells me to google it. TIMES ARE CRAZY. My 5 year old is telling me to google it. So I do and learn it's some 21st century Lego contraption, or something.
I: Ian has lost interest and left the room.
A: New Jammie's
Now I ask the big time question, 'What do you have to do for Santa to bring you something from your list'.
A: Stay in your bed
I: Say Please
I then proceeded to intitated the 'It's close enough to Christmas to start using Santa as collateral' window and after they started a pillow fight across my lap threatened to end the typing with a 'JUST KIDDING SANTA, we've been bad girls and boys.'
The fighting stopped.
For that and other reasons, like it's now socially acceptable to watch National Lampoons Christmas vacation and eat candy canes, I love this time of year. If only the sun was shining and and the days were not just 6 hours long. Which leads me to my list for Santa: DAYLIGHT. Or, a sun lamp and a lifetime supply of Vitamin D.