For this Tweetpeat Tuesday I have to share something with you. Primarily, my daughter’s Christmas list.
Actually, I edited the list for her. I told her to make the corrections and have it back on my desk by 9:00 a.m. the following morning. But as I zealously swiped slash marks through her enumerated items, I got a creeping sensation. I felt a little guilty. I wondered, Is it wrong to edit your child’s Christmas list?
Then I reconsidered. If your kid has the nerve to hand you a sweeping three page list with 95 entries, all bets are off. And the thing, too, is she asked for completely ridiculous items. I’m not even talking about the trampoline or mini fridge she put on the list. The Kid put candy on the list. Candy. One month after Halloween. She hasn’t even finished the 50 pound bag of candy she collected from her 24-hour, no-holds-barred, marathon trick-or-treating fest.
To give you a true sense of how much candy this whittled-down stash is, it just fit into a Costco-size Welch’s Fruit Snack box where I am now storing it because it’s the largest container I have. It holds a net weight of 4.5 pounds according to the package. Note The Kid still has a FULL size Hersey’s bar, FULL size Three Musketeers bar, a lifetime supply of Gummy Life Savers and a whole box filled with 40 pieces of Haunted Graveyard Creepy Candies. She wants more?
That came off the list. The mini fridge suffered a similar fate. Then I had her tightened the list, combining all the items that came from the same store into a single entry. That would make it easier when shopping since then I wouldn’t have to flip through an eight-page manifesto to make sure I’d gotten everything. Some other items remained although they could have gone: A new guitar (she started lessons about two months ago), the sock monkeys (she’s got at least 5. And I ask you, how many sock monkeys does a person really need?). I also let her keep the trampoline although she doesn’t even have an outside chance of getting it since Kevin has held veto power over that one from the day the kids were born. It’s been 11 years. But, hey, if The Kid wants to delude herself, this is the time of year to do it.
Now the list is down to two pages. Let me know if you think it’s a little too long.
This is 1 through 24 out of fifty. As you can see the list is very wide-ranging and diversified, which is nice because it provides me an array of price points to choose from. Maybe I’ll just stick with the colored pens, stickers and duct tape. I do have five other members of the family to provide for as my son recently noted.
What insane requests or absurd items are on your kids’ Christmas lists? I’d love to hear it.
Powered by Facebook Comments