Friday, October 24, 2008

It's Never Too Early for a Christmas List

At risk of sounding materialistic, and not teaching the true meaning of Christmas, we have officially started the kids' Christmas lists. And as we all know, birds don't get much for Christmas, so starting a Christmas list in October does seem wrong on many levels. But the reality is dear husband and I were desperate for some down time and needed something for the kids to do with enthusiasm. In their rooms. By themselves. For a good hour. Writing up their Christmas lists (and really the relatives will start asking soon what they need/want) was just the ticket last night. Two of the three turned theirs in today. I guess we should have discussed a budget beforehand......

First, dear five-year old daughter, who must have had some help from older brother for the first 16 items. Yes, 16.

1. Nintendo DS

2. French Manicure Nails

3. Haircut set with Makeup

4. Hot Pink Cell Phone

5. Give All the Kids Toys

6. Shiny Shoes

7. Five Books

8. Toy Pony (thank goodness it was "toy")

9. Barbie Doll Stickers

10. Toy Wiener Dog (thanks Jan)

11. Toy Kitten

12. Remote Control Parrot

13. Remote Control Helicopter

14. Toy Ghost

15. Crown + Wand + Fairy Suit

16. Camera

and then she thought some more and wrote in herself:

That is "FAKE driver's license" for those of you not used to deciphering 5-year old spelling. I think she did pretty well.

I think I can take her extra passport photo and glue it on an old gift card.......

Dear 7 year old son had at least 30 items. A round up:

cheat book for Nintendo DS, ipod plus songs, art stuff, artist's stuff, fool's gold, sling shot, remote control motor boat and car, crystals, valuable coins, toy ghost, toy zombie, gift card, water gun, nerf gun, camera, bike helmet, pokemon cards, cloneship lego star wars, bionicles, droid ship, marsh mellow gun, books, action figures.

So there you have it. Still waiting for nine year old son's list. It should be a doozy.


Hayley Townley, Breast Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire said...

I will turn in my Christmas list to you by the end of the weekend.

Just a quick note when passing out those lists to relatives, the remote control/toy parrots have a G rated parrot, and an R-rated parrot. The R parrot has a switch that you can turn so it is G-rated, but I guarantee the kids will find the switch. And then they will want to know why Polly wants a F*&%ing cracker.

If end up with the parrot on my list too (as I might steal several things off her list), I would prefer the R one.

Hayley Townley, Breast Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire said...

And P.S. I know this from experience. Auntie Hayley will always be remembered for that Christmas.
(check your email!)

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