The boys made Christmas lists last week. I was proud of them, the lists each contained less than ten items, and were devoid of garbage plastic toys that break on Christmas Day and expensive electronics. Each boys list was so interesting and still they want so many of the same things.
First up is both want drawers near their computer desks. I think that I may have the only 9 and 11 year old boys who request furniture for Christmas. Both of course want footie pajamas which has been their favorite lounge wear since they were little. Now that Ryan is man sized this gets harder but I found some for him. Books, my kids love books. They want to own the books and read them over and over again. Ryan has been very into trains and I bought him some books on train history and Aaron loves graphic novels. Although Aaron has been reading far ahead of his age he has not been interested in chapter books till recently so and I got him a bunch of those.
Along with the above Ryan wants money to spend on his Roblox game, Nerf guns, and a usb mouse. He also requests a hug from everyone, time with his Dad, and three feet of snow sometime soon. The latter warmed my heart, although I am not sure I can make it snow. Elliott has off from December 23rd till January 5th so Ryan will have plenty of time with him.
Aaron wants ten bottles of this creamy allergen free poppyseed dressing he loves from Brianna’s. I don’t always buy this, it is a small bottle and he could eat three to five bottles a week at $6 a pop. I usually buy one a month, but for Aaron that is never enough. I do think he is the only kid ever who asked for a case of salad dressing for Christmas which he puts all over everything he eats. Aaron also wants a Super Soaker water gun, I said kid it is December. He replied yeah, it will get warm eventually. He also loves Highlights Magazine, he has a subscription but he finishes the books in an evening. I found Highlights on ebay with three years of the magazines plus the puzzlebooks he loves from 2006, 2007, and 2008 which is not too long ago. He finished his list with an art kit.
I was proud to read these lists. They show I have kids who think differently, who are not greedy, and are thoughtful. They didn’t go overboard and really asked for what they wanted. I am so glad they are my family because they are neat people, not that I am biased or anything.