A local MOPS group had Breakfast with Santa this weekend. We enjoyed a nice pancake breakfast and the kids got to talk to a very realistic looking Santa.
And best of all - there were no lines!
In preparation for our visit with Santa (and to give good old Mom some ideas for gifts) I had the kids write out their Christmas lists.
For Peter that basically meant sitting down with the Lego catalog and looking at Lego.com to try to figure out what he wanted.(Droid Carrier, Fireboat, Mission 3:Goldhunt, Troll Warrior, Police Car, Clone Battle Pack. And for good measure he threw in a Hess Truck and a set of Dominoes.)
And for Sarah that meant looking around the room and listing off things that she spotted.
(Bracelet, Bell, Globe,Clock and Doll House.)
And if you will remember, she included Clock on her list of things she was thankful for at Thanksgiving. Obviously the clock is in clear view of the kitchen table where both lists were created.
Whenever I ask Sarah what she wants for Christmas she just shrugs and says she doesn't know. So hopefully she will be happy with what Santa decides to bring her.
Peter on the other hand might be a little disappointed because one of the items on his list was sold out at Lego.com, Toys R Us, and Amazon and another one of the Lego sets on his list isn't even being made any longer.
I was able to find a USED one on Amazon for over $100. I was not about to pay that much for a used toy and I wasn't even sure how I was going to to explain to Peter that it was in a used previously opened box.
The item on his list that he added in black is easily available and at a bargain price of $29.00 but he added it AFTER all of his gifts had been ordered. So I hope he likes the things that Santa picked out for him.
Luckily for me, Santa took the lists from the kids after they sat on his lap and put them in his candy cane basket. There will be no evidence of asked for and not received toys!
Maybe Sarah won't remember that she asked for a clock and maybe Peter won't remember that he asked for a Droid Carrier.
Christmas miracles do happen, don't they?