It's that time. For weeks, more than a week now, I have been asking the kids to let me know what their biggest wants are this Christmas. Last year, I told them to give me 3 things that they really wanted. This year, I allowed them to increase the number to 10. I think it gives Santa a better variety to choose from.
Miss Missy wants an array of things. She has been wanting a new B.F.C. Girls doll. She got one for her birthday and says she need a friend. A friend and a bed. She is also wanting a Princess and Me Aurora Doll, which is a little costly at 50 bucks. I'm just not sure that is going to pass.
Cam is hoping for a hamster. I'm thinking this may be doable. I love animals and, though I have had guinea pigs, a rabbit, a huge turtle my dad brought home from the wild and some dogs, a hamster I did not have. Well at least not one I can remember, because according to my mom, when I was really young I had hamsters that were eaten by our family cat. He is also REALLY wanting an animal habitat for a frog or crickets or some other creatures. He likes animals and this would be a great educational project for him.
CJ is looking to get a microscope. He's a science nut. I think he would love seeing how things work and how things grow. I'm considering getting him a few other things with a science theme where he can do projects and sciencey stuff. A little over my head, so maybe he can teach his ol' mom a few things. He also wants a new set of speed stacks. Has this been a craze for any of you? A few years ago, this cup stacking thing was introduced to the kids in their gym class. Every year they have a session in PE where they practice cup stacking. It's really amazing how fast some of these kids are. This year, Chris was one of the 6 finalist for the 5th grade. Although he didn't win the title. He is pretty good at it and wants a new set to replace his old, broken set.
Of course there were more things on their list. Neither of the boys made it to 10. Miss Missy, ravishing the Toys R Us Big Book, copied all she could from the pink girlie pages and asked if she could go over 10.
Now, I guess it's on to the weeding out and decision-making process. The deal catching and hustle and bustle in the stores. Oh how I love the holidays..... hmmm.