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Friday, November 09, 2012

Wishlists

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? 

10 comments:

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, you were rich as a kid! We got underwear and food for Christmas....... HA

Erin said...

We have had many circles placed in the same catalog. No mention of what Mason should put on his list. Miller hasn't really thought that far out.

I loved the JC Penney catalog. Santa delivered some years and others, not so much. He never disappointed though. :)

Nobel4Lit said...

Sounds like fun! Now that I'm grown, I have no real wish list.......

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I remember circling those catalogs too. I'm not sure I ever got everything I asked for but I am very certain I was better off not getting it all.

My kids have done their circling in the Target magazine. I just done typing up the list to email to family...and I included most of their circles. ;-)

Carolina John said...

that's classic. My kids want everything they see on tv. too cute!

Viper said...

My five-year-old niece was circling every toy in the catalog when we saw her this weekend. Then her two-year-old sister started circling things like it was coloring, and the older one flipped out! Ah, the holidays.

Elizabeth said...

adorable. I can't wait to have kids!

ajh said...

Oh, I miss having little kids at Christmas. You are going to have so much fun! ANd how sweet of Norah to think of Caleb.

Agate Lake Girl said...

Pouring through the JCPenney catalog was an event for all of us neighborhood kids. Our parents came up with a different rule though - they said cross out the things we didn't want - it was easier!

Jamoosh said...

My gosh, it sounds like Norah has a Disney overdose in the works...