Right after I posted about Christmas earlier in the week, Santa lists appeared on the fridge from the girls. Several of the things I’d thought about getting for them showed up on the lists- yay! It’s nice to know I’m on the right track.
There were a few oddities though- like Mia’s requests. Her arrangement was what was the most amusing.
- New dresses, knee socks and dress shoes
- New underwear and a multiplication chart.
- (A bunch of Monster High Dolls)
Every time I walk by and see that she grouped the undies with the multiplication table, I giggle and picture a pair of panties with the chart printed on them. And what 9 year old asks for new underwear anyway?
Then there’s Lili, her list is a doozy. This list keeps growing. It’s been edited at least 3 times that I’ve noticed. And it appears that all items must be both ‘new’ and ‘cool’. Here’s the current version:
- new cool clothes
- new cool jewelry
- new cool shoes
- new cool makeup
- own shampoo & conditioner
- new phone
- older sister
This is where it ended at first. Then she added ‘cool’ to the phone, and a few more things like you see above.
- TV in my own room
- WoW account
- remote controlled helicopter
She’s old enough to know that the older sister is not possible. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t believe in Santa any longer anyway, but she hasn’t outright said anything. The clothes, jewelry, shoes, etc seem reasonable. Well, if she didn’t already have a bazillion that she doesn’t take care of. You pretty much have to swim through her room, the mess is so deep. So the TV isn’t happening. The last thing she needs is more stuff in there.
I guess she doesn’t want to share her shampoo & conditioner with her siblings. Whatever- perfect stocking stuffers. Make up though- she’s 11. I’m not really sure how I feel about her wearing make up. I’ll probably grab her some nail polish and lip gloss. Candy is another standard stocking stuffer so that is easy.
The new phone is because her phone’s battery isn’t holding a charge. If we can’t get hers fixed, a new one is a possibility. It probably won’t be cool though- because she is thinking cool means an iPhone and she only needs a basic one at her age. I’m down with headphones too- she’s been playing music through her laptop a lot lately and I am on board with not hearing Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball ever again.
She’s mad because we told her she was too young to get a job. Even if it was allowed, it’s the last thing she needs. The girl can’t even keep her room clean or remember to do her homework.
I understand her desire to play WoW with us- but we’re already paying for four accounts, and her computer just can’t handle the game. Plus again, the last thing she needs is a distraction from homework and whatnot. She can stick with Minecraft and other games that don’t require a monthly subscription for a few more years.
And the remote controlled helicopter is just so random. She’s never spoken of one before.
I can’t wait to see what shows up next on Lili’s list.