Monday, November 26, 2007

all I want for Christmas.....

Back when we started this parenting thing it was pretty easy to shop for the kids, I got them things for Christmas I wanted them to have. Because when they were Suzanna's age they were pretty much happy with a cardboard box. Now that they have grown up they are asking for things that I don't always think are so fun or cute. Example one: Hot wheels. In fact over the weekend when I was listening to Jack pray at bedtime here was his prayer...."Dear Jesus, Thank you for this nice day. Thank you that I am going to get a hot wheel super fast track for Christmas and play with it. Thank you for mom, dad, suzy, isabella, & william. Amen." I have no problem with Hot Wheels....
And so I'm left with the question of the day....do you get your children a gift that really is what they are wishing for or something you think and hope they will enjoy?

And Isabella is really wishing for a gigantic horse that a child can actually sit on. I mean seriously this thing is over 3 ft. tall. First of all we would have to build a stable for this toy, Second of all it is $270.00, can't you buy a real horse for that? Not that we would...but that would be Isabella's first wish to have a real horse. I've explained to Isabella the horse is NOT going to happen in the nicest sort of way without laughing. Soooo....when Aunt Holly was here to babysit the other week aunt Holly was asking Isabella for Christmas ideas while we were out for the evening. Isabella was very good and describing the horse and the fact if you feed the horse she will move and make noises. That she even comes with a carrot to feed to her. That she saw the horse at Target and Wal-mart. The one fact Isabella left out was the price. So my sister calls me this week and says...So I figured out the horse Isabella was wanting for Christmas.....laugh, choke, cough. Yes, sorry could've saved you a trip....
So Isabella is pretty easy to please and she has about 99 other wishes for Christmas. So on with the day, and if you have any suggestions....Please send them my way.

5 comments:

Cottonista said...

I wanted a horse when I was little too. Don't remember ever getting that wish.... In fact, I don't remember getting very many of my wishes. I think your kids will probably be okay without the $270 horse and the Hot Wheels, after a few sessions with a therapist. ( :

bobbie said...

OH for goodness sake....get her a HORSE...she only lives once!!! D wouldn't have a problem building a barn for it!!!
Your tree is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
(: LOVE YA!

Cindy said...

Abbi has a real-live horse. Trust me ... spend the money on the fake to satisfy her horse cravings! And really! A toy drill!!! Dream big and get him the real thing, he may be the next Tim Allen!

Anonymous said...

i have to agree w/ cottonista!! is she by any chance joyce used-to-be bontrager? i have a couple of horsey girls also, and i got them into a cool mail pony club that i'd love to share w/ isabella if your interested.
-wanita

heather said...

Bobbie...or shall I say Aunt Bobbie....maybe you can get her the horse. :)

And Cindy do you still have the horse? Because we could come and ride it. :)

And Wanita, Yes it is Joyce used to be Bontrager. If you click on her picture you can see her cool blog. Email me more about the pony club.