Thursday, November 20, 2014

Back to square one.

A couple of weeks ago I asked Sarah if she had given any thought to what she wanted for Christmas. I have to start the kids thinking early because we have quite a few relatives that ask for suggestions and I'm always at a loss.  And unfortunately, the older they get, the harder it is to come up with gift ideas.

She told me that she knew exactly what she wanted but she was going to keep a secret so she could test to see if Santa was real or not.

Lovely.

So I mentioned it again yesterday after she had finished up her homework.  She got a big smile on her face and excitedly grabbed a sheet of paper and started writing.

I was relieved that finally this year, I might get a decent list from her.  She presented the list to me saying, "This is all I want for Christmas this year."

And then I read the list:

Kitten
Bangs

I told her that those weren't items that Santa could bring so she scratched them out and now the list is blank again.

Back to square one.






7 comments:

Mari said...

:) This made me laugh!
I can see you're in for trouble.

Billie Jo said...

Yep!
The older they get, the harder it is!
Good luck...
Totally worth it though, right?! : )

Madeline said...

Oh Man. I've got it so easy right now. I hope Santa gets some inspiration!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh....she is going o keep you on your toes.
When I read the list I thought: I've never seen a kitten with bangs before!

Nora said...

Gift card for haircut with bangs?

Kelli said...

I love her Christmas list!
I am having such a hard time with my older two as well. It sure is hard as they get older.

Anne Gallagher said...

Oh no, not bangs!!!

I have the same problem with the Monster. She already has everything under the sun, and her birthday is next week, so trying to come up with two sets of presents is daunting to say the least.

She doesn't actually remember that last summer's vacation at the beach was part of her Christmas present.