Friday, March 05, 2010

What's on YOUR list?

Whenever we'd go to the store around birthdays or the holidays (which is one and the same for Sawyer), and the kids would ask for a toy, I'd tell them to put it on their list. So they'd go home and make one.

They'd devour the catologues from ToysRUs, Target and whatever I'd get in the mail. They'd circle what they wanted - which was pretty much everything. And when I'd say that I was pretty confident they WOULDN'T be getting the the $750 Lego set that builds a life-sized tank, they'd reply they were SURE Santa would bring it.

Even now when I don't want to have to explain why I'm not buying them something, I'll suggest they put it on their list.

Which led to this conversation with Sage this morning. It totally cracked me up. Because a child's frame of reference is so specific, you know?

"Mommy? Can I have waffles for breakfast?"

"Oh, no, I'm sorry, we don't have any."

"Why not?"

"We forgot to buy them. I'll put them on my list."

"Mommy? Why is Santa bringing us food?"


Kathy Sprinkle said...

LOL!! That is great! Maybe Santa will be getting into food this year... diversification!

Here is a cute one from my daughter. We were out to dinner and the manager came by our table with the usual "How was everything tonight?" My Husband and I answered "Oh great thanks" or something like that and then Jessie, my almost 3 year old says, "Actually we wanted more butter!" Actually SHE wanted more butter and mom and dad weren't giving it to her so she went to the source. She got more butter!

Julie said...

We have the list, too. Gotta love that list. And Middle swears he's getting a golf cart this year because its on his list.

Cheryl said...

Kathy - HA! I love it! A very resourceful girl!

Julie - Maybe he can get a Lego one.. ;)

FranticMommy said...

Ha! Good one. For the last few years our 7 year` old has referred to his Santa's Wish List as "placing an order with Santa". :)

Mandy P said...

Aw, that's cute! I love when I get to see how my kids reason. =) Great post!

Cheryl said...

FM - Yes, just like you place an order @ McD's!

Thanks, Mandy!

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