When I asked my kids for their Christmas list I was sure from the looks of it that it would greatly infect and affect my monthly cashflow.
The last thing I ever want to do is disappoint my kids at the most holly-jolly-time of the year and tell them what they can’t get on their Christmas lists. But surprisingly when my older two girls Mikaela, 8 and Kaitlin, 10, presented me with their Christmas lists, there was more blank space than writing.
My girls didn’t want much for Christmas. And I was floored. The lists were so small I kept asking them over and over again if they were sure.
Kaitlin then let me know in very certain terms that she wasn’t into toys and the things are on her list were all that she wanted and needed.
- Sewing Machine and …
- A book of maps (I guess she means an Atlas)
What? Really? Is this kid serious? Because I mean, I can run out right now and get these two items without waiting for Christmas!
And on Mikaela’s list:
- A Nintendo DS (of her own because Kaitlin already has one)
- An Ipod (for music)
- And several pairs of “skinny” jeans (this kid is some kinda crazy about Skinny Jeans)
Okay so who are these kids and where the heck did they come from. And more importantly who did they come out of?
And to further confuse me, even my 6-year-old asked for a few baby dolls and a stroller. What in the name of Jesus…
And speaking of Jesus, I think after all this time my efforts to give more than to receive has truly rubbed off on my kids. I always talk and teach them about the true meaning of Christmas, but you know as a parent you kinda think all that you say goes in one ear and out the other. Apparently, my little darlings are listening.
And guess what, every item on their list has been fulfilled. To add a fun element I told my girls that the Nintendo DS was sold out and that I would have to wait until the new year to get the sewing machine. You should have seen the look on their faces. I know, bad but so good.
As for my 4-year-old son, that little booger is in a league all to himself because he has more than 12 toys. He didn’t have a list, just mommy’s overzealousness to get my only son everything in the whole wide world I can. Spoiled.
This is indeed a different Christmas and I can’t wait until Christmas morning to see how happy and jolly my babies will be. That is all the joy I need in this world. Happy Holidays!