Santa's got it wrong!!!

(19 Posts)
callmekitten Sun 08-Dec-13 16:09:28

When Santa writes back to DD, he always tells her that he will bring some of the things on her list and some other things that he thinks she might like. He always tries to bring her greatest wish though, so if this is his greatest wish, I would make the effort to get it.

babysantadue Sun 08-Dec-13 15:50:02

my son did this last year. he never really wanted anything so Santa choose for him. On christmas eve he decided what he wanted after the shops where shut. He was heartbroken he never got the toy he wanted and it was only £8. Thankful it was his birthday a few weeks later so he got the toy. He has played with it everyday since then.

Jumpstraightin Sun 08-Dec-13 15:13:54

Santa was bringing Disney Infinity.

DS has said that he would like lego city, hornby or scalextric and has listed items for each category and Santa can bring any one that he thinks best.

You sure you don't want DI? Why would I want DI? confused

So we will change it for one off the list otherwise that is £70 that will sit in the corner unused.

Xmas2013SantaA6249 Sun 08-Dec-13 13:57:15

that might not make sense. From the children's list to santa, he gets them one of those things. Anything else, on the list or not, is from us.

Xmas2013SantaA6249 Sun 08-Dec-13 13:55:39

Santa gives the children one present and the rest of their presents are from us. So a big present, one that might for example not be on the list, that will be from us. Santa doesn't always buy the main present. So, if there was another small item on the list, he may well chose to get that.

CorrieDale Sun 08-Dec-13 13:53:03

Mine are allowed to ask for one item on the understanding that they will get it. So we've had to steer ds away from Lego Harry potter ('not even Santa can get hold of those') and we've had to accommodate a post-purchase change of mind. But I'm with Marne. They can learn how to depress their expectations during the rest of the year!

Marne Sun 08-Dec-13 13:34:42

We had to do the same last weekend after dd2 wrote her list, I have put a few of the presents I had bought back for her birthday and then bought her what was on her list.

Its Christmas and I think they should get the main present they have asked for (as long as its not a pony or anything really expensive). We all like to see our childrens faces light up with excitement when they open their presents smile.

TheLeastAccomplishedBennetGirl Sun 08-Dec-13 12:34:39

Of course we went out and changed her present, it's christmas!

Since when has been giving presents about teaching someone a lesson?

I'd wear a hard hat here but really can't be arsed to find it grin

notapizzaeater Sun 08-Dec-13 12:25:17

I'd say Santa has already made all the presents .... (And we weren't really in toy r us on Xmas eve at 3pm buying a hornby train set - oh no not us cos we are hard angryangryangryangry)

TheLeastAccomplishedBennetGirl Sun 08-Dec-13 12:23:28

DD did this to us last year

We were sat patting our own backs in congratulation at having done all the shopping when she came down from bed properly teary that she'd not been truthful to FC because she couldn't remember the name of the thing she wanted, and had written him an apology asking him to change it.

Wwyd when your DC did that?

Minor Sun 08-Dec-13 12:23:19

Of course, 80s and so does FC

80sMum Sun 08-Dec-13 12:18:27

But often parents know better than the children do about what sort of presents would be suitable. Children are so easily deceived by clever advertising, so what they think they want isn't necessarily the thing that would give them the most enjoyment in the longer term.

Minor Sun 08-Dec-13 11:59:58

I remember making my mum very cross indeed after visiting Santa in his grotto. I would not tell her what I'd asked for because if I told I wouldn't get my wish - was a confused child, nothing's changed grin

80s, Santa does his best but children have a pretty good idea of what's realistic and IME are pretty accepting on the day. My DS1 has been crossing things off because he thinks he's asked for too much, which has left us with actually very few ideas to hand round family members who have asked.

notapizzaeater Sun 08-Dec-13 11:57:02

I remember taking ds to see Santa aged 3 - he got an action man as a gift. He went on about for weeks, how come Santa didn't know I don't like dolls he sees everything, he knows I like cars, Santa is magic he should have known and made sure it was a car - on and on and on ... (Aspergers) so was a huge issue.

Now knows Santa is so busy he tries his very best but can't always get it right as so many children want presents.

SoupDragon Sun 08-Dec-13 11:53:27

I taught mine that the list is only a guide rather than a set of guaranteed items smile

80sMum Sun 08-Dec-13 11:52:07

Yes, but surely children have to learn early in life that to want something doesn't necessarily mean that they will ever actually be given it? What if the parents simply can't afford the stuff on a child's Father Christmas list?

That's one reason why our children weren't led to believe that FC was a real person. They therefore never had unrealistic expectations and therefore had fewer disappointments.

Xmas2013MN7256 Sun 08-Dec-13 11:43:00

What was it? <nosy>

I only just found out DD wrote a Santa letter at school. I don't even know what she wrote on it. I don't know why they get the children to do it TBH (other than a literacy exercise obv). Bah humbug.

I just said it was probably too late as don't forget Santa has to make the toys for all the children in the world...

NumTumRedRum Sun 08-Dec-13 09:10:35

Phew, at least Santa had some prior warning. wink

Jumpstraightin Sun 08-Dec-13 09:08:34

DS decided today he needed to write a letter to Santa. Santa told me he's already sorted ds' present. Tried to steer DS to present, nope he really doesn't want it. So need to return it (28 days policy is up on Tues so just in time - phew!!!)
Thought Santa was meant to know these things!!

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