If you know me you’ll know how much my daughter tests me. For all the right reasons I’m sure. She’s a daddy’s girl. She’s stubborn, obstinate, single-minded, opinionated, usually factually correct, funny, generous and kind. Everything I love in adults, everything it seems I struggle with in 7-year-old daughters.
This proves the point. This is my daughter’s Christmas list.Of course she felt the need to include in her Christmas list gifts for all the family. And of course, she’s been reasonable- she’s added gifts for her birthday in March so her Christmas list isn’t excessive.
Of course there are still touches of her obstinance. Over the summer I refused to buy her an Angel costume. She’s had a few over the years. She now wears 9-10 yr clothes. The costume she saw wouldn’t have fitted.
I should have let her try the costume on. So it wasn’t mummy the person who says ‘no’. The Angel costume has haunted me. And of course it ended up on her Christmas list.
So, with this list in mind, this is what I think I’ll be talking to Father Christmas about this year.
My Password Journal
CM’s onto a winner with this one, it’s stationery. With a little technology thrown in for quirkiness. Currently £21.99 at Smyths, Santa would be wrong to deprive a child of a place to write their hopes and dreams.
Star Darling DollsCM was fortunate enough to review these dolls recently and loved them.
Testament to this is a request for a couple more on her list.
Pokémon trading cards have recently been banned from school due to the amount of time teachers are spending dealing with disputes. CM has the answer and has designed her Pokémon themed birthday and all the associated activities, from decorating cookies, to trading, to mummy making a Pokémon Go Pinata. What’s not to love.
I imagine a trading tin isn’t too much to ask, I say that, and took a sharp intake of breath as this one at Smyths is priced at £29.99….CM’s influence over the brothers is strong (although they do a great job in the stubborn and obstinate stakes too [thinking Lego and Star Wars]). Pokémon crosses their age gap. Unfortunately for the boys’ their reading isn’t as good, so what better gift for CM to offer B for Christmas than three classic Pokémon movies in one amazing box! And if you’re as impressed as me, there’s a great giveaway with Boo, Roo and Tigger Too at the moment.
If Father Christmas was planning to kill a lot of birds with one stone, he might think of getting Mr J an Xbox One so the children can have their own console in a different room to Mr J. This sounds extravagant, it might be. I can’t cope with how frustrated Mr J gets watching the children playing on the Xbox 360. I love watching how excited the children get whilst they’re playing.
So yes, Just Dance on the Xbox is definitely a good idea. As is Skylanders. We’ve all completely loved getting to enjoy Skylanders Imaginators since Father Christmas asked us to test it in the run up to Christmas. It’s become our Saturday afternoon ‘thing’. And I think CM might have to make E’s day and gift him some extra Crystals such is his excitement at creating his own characters.So there we go, that seems a lot doesn’t it.
Do you think the lack of an Angel costume will be noticed?