Originally Posted by Storm Bride
This is interesting. Does everybody make sure their kids get whatever they ask "Santa" for? We've never done that. When I was a child, I saw Santa as being just like everybody else in that respect - he can be told what you want, but that may not be what you get. I do the same thing with my kids.
This was tagged to my post...and I should clarify. We chat casually about what they want, and if it's big and/or expensive, we talk about the size of the sleigh to swing them around. We love the book "if the world were a village of 100 people" (unicef) and the notion of each child getting one
present works in that context. Without going long to explain, to me I like the idea of a child getting what they ask for from a very special fellow who's mission is to bring joy to the heart of a child (won't insert wretching smilie here). It's not just about a guy in red flooding the world with presents in a happenstance way to me. He's a thoughtful guy
Snort...DS blew mom's fantasy world away today. Yesterday when he saw santa at the park (community xmas lights thing), he asked for the guitar. So, he figured that covered the guitar. Today, he drew a picture of some invention of his that at varying time included hot wheels, a dinosaur, a gun for shooting
, a truck for moving dirt, and a bunch of other stuff...well, he gave that to santa, and advised me forcefully in the line waiting for our turn that santa's giving him 10 presents.
Needless to say, he'll get the guitar from santa, and he won't
be getting the big destructo invention.