I wish I could remember what is was like to think like a child does. I feel like every year when we go to write their Christmas wishlists they go from random requests, to a long list of everything they have ever seen, to a very specific few items. The younger kids tend to make me giggle at some of their requests.
This year the kids have had a few opportunities to write their lists. I had them do their lists for us with the ‘something I want, something I need, something to wear, and something to read” prompts. Here is how that went…
My 8 year old son and his beautifully written list. Incase you can’t read it, it says: I want 13,000 vbucks fortnite, I need long sleeve shirts, to wear somethingelseYT merch hoodie, mr beast merch, presten merch, and to read all the Stink books.
My 4, almost 5 year old, has some interesting requests. She wants a baby yoda [that is a girl- is what she told me], she needs a baby alive water doll toilet, she wants to wear a santa suit, and read books about penguins.
And then my 2 year old he wants cars, needs cars, wants to wear pajamas, and read paw patrol.
We do our best to accommodate as much as we can from this list. Then they wrote letters to Santa at the town’s Christmas festivities. My oldest wouldn’t let us read his letter, but told me in secret that he asked santa for basically all the merch he already told me and also threw in a request to bring Chris and I something that we like. Hearing that made my heart melt. My daughter asked for barbies and LOL dolls. And the youngest didn’t care enough about it to write one.
Luckily 2 of the 3 kids are fairly consistent in their requests. My daughter is at the age where she literally wants everything. You should have seen what she did to the Target toy catalog this year. I had to throw it away, it was a mess. She did wind up getting some santa footie pajamas from the kids resale store, so I think that sufficed her need for a santa suit. As for the baby yoda girl, I wound up getting one and throwing a pink bow on it -it works, right?
After writing letters twice already, our elf Bob brought a mailbox from the North Pole last night. He wanted to make sure that any last minute requests were sent in in time. And guess what, no one wrote a thing! I guess that means they already feel satisfied in their requests. Hopefully so because we are done shopping!
Did you ever have odd requests for Christmas? What was your most memorable gift you received that you asked for? Did you write letters to Santa when you were a kid? Let me know all about it!