I mentioned one running item I'd like to add to my Christmas wishlist yesterday, but that's honestly the first time this season that I've given any thought to what I'd like. Up until yesterday, I've been focused on the kids' lists, mainly because every day, Norah talks about her list for Santa: "...and, I want an Ariel cup, and an Ariel plate, Tinker Bell wings, pixie dust, a Belle dress, glass slippers, Cinderella gloves, and Barbie..."
See any themes there?
The past two evenings, she has been absorbed in paging through a Target toy flyer we got in the mail. We told her to circle the items she'd like to add to her wishlist.
She has basically circled every toy in that booklet.
She's also been kind enough to consider not just herself, but Caleb, and what he'd like from Santa. So, in the Target flyer she thoughtfully circled toys she thinks he'll enjoy: Thomas the Train sets, Hot Wheel cars, Tonka trucks, etc.
This morning, then, on our way to school, she had the following conversation, basically with herself:
Norah: "Caleb wants some Jake and the Neverland Pirates toys from Santa."
Me: "Okay, well, he'll have to put that on his wishlist."
Thoughtful pause. Norah: "Caleb doesn't have the words to say 'I want Jake and the Neverland Pirates.'"
Another pause, then: "I can tell Santa for him. I can tell Santa: 'Caleb wants Jake and the Neverland Pirates.' Yeah, I'll do that."
Problem solved. It was a very cute moment.
This holiday season (which has technically not even begun yet) brings me back to my own childhood when I spent hours pouring over the Sears and JCPenney toy catalogs circling items for my wishlist. Did you do that too? Did Santa deliver on all those goods for you?