What's the oddest thing DC have asked for, and did they get it?

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hurricanewyn Sat 01-Dec-12 11:42:40

Years ago DS asked for a yellow suit. Was v young & couldn't describe it but wanted it for months.
I bought him some thermal longjohns & a vest & dyed them bright yellow with dylon along with a pillow case that I attached as a cape. I got some red felt and cut it into his initial & attached it to the front with wonderweb.
He was delighted with it on Christmas morning & then never wore it confused
DD has asked for a diamond maker this year - I've told her if she manages to get one I'd quite like a few diamonds myself.

SomebodySaveMe Sat 01-Dec-12 11:43:56

DD has asked for a reindeer. It's not happening!

Svrider Sat 01-Dec-12 11:46:12

6yo dd has asked for a metal detector hmm

Indith Sat 01-Dec-12 11:48:23

Dd wants a monster that is bigger than she is.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Sat 01-Dec-12 11:48:26

A silver shiny bin for my 3yo

hurricanewyn Sat 01-Dec-12 11:52:48

Svrider - DD also asked for a metal detector. She had an idea she'd just wave it around the back garden & find enough treasure to become a millionaire.

hurricanewyn Sat 01-Dec-12 11:55:09

Indith & Somebody - grin

Can'tbelieve - that's lovely!

Svrider Sat 01-Dec-12 11:55:45

I think she's hoping to find a treasure chest with it
Bear in mind our garden is the size of a postage stamp smile

insanityscratching Sat 01-Dec-12 11:57:41

Ds asked for a lamp post, a road sign, traffic lights (all full size) He got some child size traffic lights from an educational resource place and GF made him signs and was happy enough. He was absolutely delighted though when his teen older brother stole a traffic cone with a lamp on and brought it home for him on the bus blush

derekthehamster Sat 01-Dec-12 11:58:26

All my son wanted, when he was 2, was a wind up dolphin for the bath grin yes he did get one, and was delighted.

Pompoko Sat 01-Dec-12 12:03:25

4 year old ds wants a fart egg

NaiceDude Sat 01-Dec-12 12:04:14

I LOVE the shiny bin grin

HeadfirstForAMistletoeKiss Sat 01-Dec-12 12:09:38

DS2 (4) dictated his Christmas letter to his 7 year old sister last week. It reads, "Deeyer Santer for Crissmass I wud lyk 1 yelo car and 1 red car and 1 yelo car"

I have to keep that one for the future smile

HeadfirstForAMistletoeKiss Sat 01-Dec-12 12:12:38

DD1 (10) , a couple of years ago, asked santa for magic wings so that she could fly. I Santa had to send her a letter with her (different) present explaining that he could grant wishes for magical presents, it was against regulations, and anyway if he did there would be children flying everywhere on Christmas morning. It would be chaos.

hurricanewyn Sat 01-Dec-12 12:13:13

What's a fart egg?

HeadfirstForAMistletoeKiss Sat 01-Dec-12 12:13:16

couldn't grant

noisytoys Sat 01-Dec-12 12:15:25

DD wants a model version of the town we live in with all the houses, busses, trains and people so she can play with the town

Pleasenomorepeppa Sat 01-Dec-12 12:19:35

DD (3.6) wants a wishing well & a bucket.
Last year she wanted a Dolls house. It was her big Father Christmas present.
She opened it, loved it & then refused to open any other presents. She kept saying "but I only asked for a Dolls House".
We kept them & she opened them on her 3rd Birthday in May!

IvantaOuiOui Sat 01-Dec-12 12:23:06

When she was three, my daughter asked for pastry. I bought her a packet of ready made short crust and she was thrilled to bits.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 01-Dec-12 12:26:47

DS, one Christmas, consistently asked for a caterpillar.

I searched high and low and eventually found a great wind-up one in Hawkins Bazaar.

lastSplash Sat 01-Dec-12 12:33:19

Are you near London SomebodySaveMe? There is free reindeer petting at Covent Garden.

ChippyMinton Sat 01-Dec-12 12:38:32

DD asked for blutack one year. She was so thrilled to find a packet in her stocking, it's become a tradition confused.

MaryChristmaZEverybody Sat 01-Dec-12 12:40:20

ds1 wants a tattoo and a Staffie hmm.

He's not getting either from me, but I suspect he might arrive home with both. I don't know which will be worse.

dd wanted a pony for years.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bealos Sat 01-Dec-12 12:45:47

LOLed at ivanta's 'packet of pastry'. If only gifts for everyone were that easy! "Here's a lump of cheese"
"A bag of flour, just what I wanted!"
"Mmm I love baked beans. Thanks for the multipack"

My ds (7) has said "I can't tell you what I want or it won't be a surprise". Aggh. OK.

melika Sat 01-Dec-12 12:51:31

DS2 wants a £900 cricket bat, it's a bargain reduced to £300!

Do you think he has a cats chance?

hurricanewyn Sat 01-Dec-12 12:52:41

Maryz - you're all Christmassy!

BitOutOfPractice Sat 01-Dec-12 12:54:53

My DD2 asked for an umbrella hat last year. That was all.

She got one and has worn it quite a few times. She gets lots of comments, many from moms pushing buggies and wrangling toddlers in the rain who are envious! grin

Dd2 is 4 and has wanted a real unicorn for last Christmas and this ..... Think she's going to be disappointed again. Keep telling her that we don't have room for a unicorn stable but she thinks it will be able to sleep in her bed. Have bought her a small toy unicorn instead....

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sat 01-Dec-12 12:59:17

Ds aged 7 has asked for a baby brother or sister, we are expecting one but he doesn't know yet, hopefully my 12 week scan will be just after Xmas so he won't know on the day but he will be excited when he finds out!

exmrs Sat 01-Dec-12 12:59:52

My son wants a piece of string for xmas. he loves tying knots and tying door handles and setting traps with pieces of string. im going to find the biggest ball of string i can for him

ZumbaZara Sat 01-Dec-12 12:59:54

My DD asked for a piece of string and a plastic ring.

chippy what's is it about blu tack? My two along with the rest of the school seem to be collecting bits of it all the time. I'm amazed anything stays on the school walls. Might have to pinch your stocking idea....

Melpomene Sat 01-Dec-12 13:04:26

My dd's (7) wishlist included:

a cooker

She wants to make cakes. I did point out that we already have a cooker, but she said she would like her own cooker so she can bake cakes in her bedroom.

She is getting some recipe cards and some patterned cupcake cases in her stocking!

ChippyMinton Sat 01-Dec-12 13:05:17

I've just helped DD tidy her room and have picked blutack out of the carpet, snipped it off soft toys...grrr.

One year I bought white tack for a change - there was uproar!

DS1 also wanted rubber bands one year, and I found a ball of them in the stationers, he was over the moon with it.

guanosoup Sat 01-Dec-12 13:25:59

When dd was three, she asked for xmas dinner and snow. The dinner was easy to sort, but I was doubtful about providing the snow.
Thankfully we went to north wales that year, and as we were opening our presents, the heavens opened, giving us for inches of snow that dd and her cousins played in as we made lunch.
It was magical grin

NorbertDentressangle Sat 01-Dec-12 13:26:35

Chippy -DD had a thing for Blutack one year too. She had some in her stocking along with a sellotape dispenser. She was in seventh heaven!

Melpomene -whatever you do don't be tempted to buy one of those childrens cookers that claim to "really cook!". They use the power of a lightbulb, the cake is hidden under a foil box to 'cook' so they can't even watch it 'cook' and it takes about 2 hours to make 1 tiny, weeny, fairy cake.

Kirk1 Sat 01-Dec-12 13:27:54

My DD wanted a unicorn. A real unicorn.

I bought her a toy unicorn and manufactured a "Magic Pot" of unicorn food (I think it was a small plastic lid filled with tissue paper that had been liberally dipped in pva glue and glitter. With an "instruction" stcker on the underside.) I think she was satisfied with it!

Millie2013 Sat 01-Dec-12 13:29:41

Melpomene - cupcake maker? Probably not a good idea to use it in a bedroom, but could be "hers"

Friend's daughter asked for a garden gnome last year. The only place she could find one at this time of year was poundland.

MaryChristmaZEverybody Sat 01-Dec-12 13:37:02

It's December hurricant wink

Indith Sat 01-Dec-12 13:38:52

Kirk my dd wants a baby unicorn this year (as well as a monster that is bigger than her). I picked up a second hand my little pony unicorn so fingers crossed!

Fabuloo Sat 01-Dec-12 13:49:02

Just got back from Santa's Grotto and DS (4) has just asked Father Christmas for a star, he asked what kind of star and DS replied "one from the sky"......

OrangeLily Sat 01-Dec-12 13:50:43

My sister wanted a certain tv character bear when she was about 5. This as hunted for high and low for a good few months and nothing was found by any of the family. My parents were a bit gutted that they couldn't fulfil this one wish.

On Christmas Eve evening me and DH popped to Asda for something small and happened to pass the bit at the end of the aisle for reductions (stuff about to go in the bin) and for 99p there was one bear of a perfect size in pristine condition.

smile A little bit of Christmas magic smile

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 01-Dec-12 13:57:26

When ds2 was 2.6 he asked for pink slippers and a snowball.

Santa brought both grin, ds2 was delighted grin

MaryChristmaZEverybody Sat 01-Dec-12 14:02:57

Fabuloo, get him some of those luminous stars that go on the ceiling. They are great, and you could even put them up while he is asleep (and shine a torch on them, so that they are glowing when he wakes up).

The plastic ones are better than the stickers, but put them up with bluetac instead of the crappy stuff they come with which doesn't stick to the stars, but sticks to the ceiling for ever [bitter].

SummerRain Sat 01-Dec-12 14:03:03

Fabulo, there are soft toys that you can buy that have a special code that you enter online and get to name a star. Ds2 got the owl one year and it's still his second favourite cuddly (nothing could replace Rabbit!). The label says 'Shining Stars'

D0oinMeCleanin Sat 01-Dec-12 14:07:56

Dd1 once asked for Cillit Bang. She had the notion that you just spray it in your room and magically your room becomes clean and tidy or as she would would put it "You just go BANG! and the dirt is gone" grin

DD 3.5yo has asked Santa for a purple towel. I have just remembered about this, best get online and get ordering.

CheeseStrawWars Sat 01-Dec-12 14:15:33

Diamond maker? Aimed at 10 year olds but with supervision...?

bruffin Sat 01-Dec-12 14:15:33

DS asked Santa to take a photograph of himself on his camera that he left out.
Santa was very helpful and on christmas morning there was a photo a santa with his ID card and a picture of the reindeers and sleigh in our garden on DS camera wink

ChallyCreaks Sat 01-Dec-12 14:15:35

DS (2) wants a chocolate cake and a very big chocolate cake he shall get. He may even be allowed to eat some for breakfast. grin

I love these stories.

SantasNaughtySack Sat 01-Dec-12 14:21:16

My sister asked for cheese when she was 15, and ended up with tons o the stuff grin
This year I've wrapped her up a packet of croutons with her actual present as they are her current obsession!

Just ordered a bright purple bath sheet for DD.
What's the betting that the bike gets ignored in favour of a towel?

hurricanewyn Sat 01-Dec-12 14:22:25

Cheese - that's a great idea. Cheers thanks

yellowsubmarine53 Sat 01-Dec-12 14:22:55

DD 5.8 wants a life size skeleton model (like those that doctors have).

I've sourced an skeleton sticker book.

hurricanewyn Sat 01-Dec-12 14:25:02

Terra - I still remember DS on the phone on Christmas morning to my mum, raving about the farting putty he got in his stocking. It was the only topic for about 10 mins until I reminded him he had also gotten some other stuff, including a bike.

ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Sat 01-Dec-12 14:28:23

my little cousin asked for a frog for 3 years on the trot- had to be a real one, toy ones didn't cut it. The next year, having given up on ever getting a frog, he asked for a balloon. How happy my aunt was that year smile

SpitSpot Sat 01-Dec-12 14:31:30

DD has written her letter to Santa saying "I just wish some of my teef fell out like 8 or more". She is 6 and all her friends have lost at least one tooth so far.

MJP1 Sat 01-Dec-12 14:37:17

Brilliant this made me smile, my 1st is due in Feb and I am really struggling with pain and discomfort and am counting to days down till bub is here, its threads like these that remind me how great children are and why I am putting my body through all this. Merry Christmas xxxx

efffy Sat 01-Dec-12 14:37:27

My DD 8 has asked for a parrot :-s

bossboggle Sat 01-Dec-12 14:37:33

Oh you wonderful people - all of mine are grown now but this is magic!! Oh if it were all so easy!! When my DD realised about you know who she wandered away for a while and then came back all wide eyed and said "Where did you get all of the money from to buy everything!!????" she declared. Innocence!!

noblegiraffe Sat 01-Dec-12 14:41:51

My DS (3) wants a cardboard box. I'm sure that can be arranged.

lilackaty Sat 01-Dec-12 15:00:14

I once requested a blue bucket. Quite late on Christmas Eve. One of my dad's mates somehow found me one so I got my wish.
Mine haven't asked for anything unusual this year.

Lavenderhoney Sat 01-Dec-12 15:09:08

Dd wants a bunch of pink roses and ds won't tell me as its supposed to be a surprisesmile he does like blu tac though, I might pinch that idea too!

PestoFrostissimos Sat 01-Dec-12 15:11:53

Last year DD2 asked for a unicycle.

Told my friend in passing 'you'll never guess what dd2 has asked for this Christmas...?!!'

Turned out my friend had one in her garage that her DH had picked up in a car boot sale and bought as he thought it might 'come in useful one day' hmm

So I ended up buying it off her and dd2 was amazed on Christmas day that she'd actually got one!!! grin

WineOhWhy Sat 01-Dec-12 15:14:44

DD once asked for a "second hand baby". She was about 5 at the time and was quite insistent. I thought that sounded all very easy (and very "green" of her) and I could just go into a charity shop and look for a baby doll. But in fact what she wanted was a real baby that was not longer required by its parents! She did not get one.

DameFanny Sat 01-Dec-12 15:21:16

Aged 3 ds asked for toy wine. He got an acrylic wine glass he still has his morning juice in.

I can't think where he got the idea, I mostly drink gin

MrsMc82 Sat 01-Dec-12 15:21:24

2.10 ds asked for a "fireman sam rhinocerous"...... Wtf?!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 01-Dec-12 15:23:00

Bruffin. That's fantastic! Have you got a copy of the photo?

Primrose123 Sat 01-Dec-12 15:26:19

Bruffin How did you do it?

For all those whose kids want unicorns, don't you know the North Koreans have discovered a nest of them in Pyongyang. There's hope for them yet smile

Primrose123 Sat 01-Dec-12 15:29:23

Efffy You could get one of these but I would advise you not to. The noise will drive you insane. <shudders from the memory>

INeedThatForkOff Sat 01-Dec-12 15:32:44

Bruffin, how on earth did you pull that one off?!

dd1 (nearly 8) has asked for chocolate pasta from hotel chocolat this year. yes she is getting it.

FreddieMercuryforQueen Sat 01-Dec-12 15:38:13

My sister once asked for a purple dress, she was only about 2, she didn't have a prticular purple dress in mind and my mum hunted high and low, eventually getting one. Opened it on Christmas morning and a strop of almighty proportions followed as it was the wrong kind of purple she's always been a bit of a frigging drama queen highly strung.

CMOTDibbler Sat 01-Dec-12 16:03:58

My 6 yr old ds wants a full size human skeleton. TBF he wanted one last year too, and his grandparents said they'd get him one and then didn't.

CheerfulYank Sat 01-Dec-12 16:05:35

Somebody DS also wants a reindeer. A baby one. That can live in the kennel in our backyard.

He is sure Santa is going to bring it. hmm I have told him that the baby reindeer need to stay with their mommies and daddies but he said "well, puppies get new homes..."


fuzzpig Sat 01-Dec-12 16:07:28

My DCs haven't really asked for anything yet.

The oddest thing I ever asked for was "a red ring binder with a dinosaur on the front" hmm - I was about 6 and our neighbour asked what I wanted.

This being pre-Internet, of course she couldn't find one - but I unwrapped a plain red ring binder, with a cuddly t-Rex placed on top.

AWESOME present grin

fuzzpig Sat 01-Dec-12 16:08:45

Those of you with DC wanting reindeer, you should look out for a book called "what use is a moose" - not quite a reindeer, but it's very cute.

EndoplasmicReticulum Sat 01-Dec-12 16:17:27

When my son was about 3 he wanted "a jellyfish with wheels". I never did manage to find anything suitable.

DewDr0p Sat 01-Dec-12 16:25:08

Ds1 asked for a folder 2 years ago (so he could take a register on Christmas Day)

Ds2 asked for a ferry 3 years ago. I notice Playmobil now makes one but at the time the only thing I could find was a £120 Lego set so dh painstakingly made him one from Lego we already had. It took 2 whole evenings to get right.

Ds3 asked for a toy car last year. He also got proper big presents but he was so chuffed with his car "because that's what I asked Santa for and he did it cause he's magic" smile

DoubleMum Sat 01-Dec-12 16:26:49

A spinning wheel. (She was 4.)
A cuddly puffer fish.

FuckingWonderwoman Sat 01-Dec-12 16:26:57

DD2 always asks for - and gets: a box of baklava, a tin of Heinz beans with sausages in and a jar of Goober's peanut butter and grape jelly in her stocking. She has been asking for these every year since she was about 4!! She's now 12!

MegBusset Sat 01-Dec-12 16:36:51

Ds1 (amongst other things) asked for "a plant card" which seemed to mean a card with info about plants on it... I've got him a Dorling Kindersley book on plants which I hope will fit the bill.

He also refused to say the main thing he wanted "because then Santa won't bring it", DH eventually managed to wheedle it out of him (a Bin Weevil apparently).

zipzap Sat 01-Dec-12 16:40:09

last year ds1 (then 6) had 3 things on his christmas list to start with:

1. To be able to do real magic like a real wizard so he could make whatever he wanted and do proper magic things like making his little brother disappear when he annoyed him like make chocolate cake or a new bike appear out of nowhere

2. To be made into Lord High Ruler of the Universe so he could order everybody else to do what he wanted

3. A new pair of swimming goggles

Guess which of the three he got grin - swimming goggles. And a couple of days before christmas I spotted a magic wand in John Lewis that had a light on the end and made a little noise when you pressed the button so he got that too. very tricky to buy though as he was with me - I had to collar one of the ladies and ask her very nicely if she could pick one up for me and take it to the till point so he didn't see me with it - she was a sweetie and did, think it happens quite a lot there!

All ds2 (then 3) wanted meanwhile was a 'red robot'. That was it - no other description. in the end he got two - a little toy one meant for babies really from ELC as that was the only one I could find originally. Then again, a couple fo days before christmas he was in a toyshop and spotted a toddler version of a red transformer robot/fire engine which he saw from a distance and lovingly said Red Robot!!!! at so again, had to nobble one of the ladies there to stick one behind the till for me!

This year they seem to want everything and nothing - anything that pops up on tv, but nothing really sticks. lego gets mentioned lots but ds1 has it already and never plays with it. The playmobil zoo - but that's more expensive than I was planning and there haven't been any nice half price offers. a remote control helicopter which I refuse to have in the house on the basis of I have seen how they drive an RC car - no way are they getting to do a RC helicopter and cause more chaos!

ihatethecold Sat 01-Dec-12 16:45:00

afew years ago my ds wrote on his xmas list

Mocan troll.

can anyone guess what he meant grin

BRANdishingMistletoe Sat 01-Dec-12 16:57:54

DD (aged 4) wants a spider this year. I, hopefully, asked her if she wanted a toy spider, but she wants a real live one. hmm

TidyDancer Sat 01-Dec-12 17:03:31

ihatethecold - I'm guessing that was a remote control? grin

DS wants a frog and some tinsel. My boy is easy! We have got him a selection of frog items and his own collection of different coloured tinsel. smile

SummerRain Sat 01-Dec-12 17:05:22

I hate cold... A remote control?

Not an odd request but an odd observation- we're currently allowing the dcs to put the tat on the tree as I type and later on I will do it properly
My dd (5) has just picked up a reindeer baubles and said "look at this one eyed alien zombie reindeer Mummy" confused

I think she's been watching too much Doctor Who frankly smile

wigglybeezer Sat 01-Dec-12 17:07:22

Remote controlled car?

MirandaWest Sat 01-Dec-12 17:13:50

DD asked for a pink polar bear when she was three. I searched high and low but couldn't find one sad

toysintheattic Sat 01-Dec-12 17:19:05

DS (5) has asked for a roll of masking tape and cardboard boxes. Guess what he'll do with the expensive Playmobil stuff I've bought then? He currently has an obsession with wrapping boxes in masking tape. The blutack idea is a good one, he loves that too, would be thrilled to get some in his stocking. He'll spend all Christmas Day sticking things! He's also asked for another (large, expensive) bin lorry (he got one last year for Christmas) so I can play with one too! smile

DS1, the Christmas he was 3 was adamant that all he wanted was a rope "for rescuing people from holes like Fireman Sam". Did not ask for another single thing, from November til xmas eve. Of course he got it. Hasn't found many people stuck in holes though and he is now 7 grin...he was happy though!

TeddyBare Sat 01-Dec-12 17:25:39

noisytoys Would this be a possible solution to getting the whole town under your Christmas tree? www.etsy.com/listing/81611189/i-am-here-your-neighborhood-custom-map It's a personalised play mat but a map.

bumbez Sat 01-Dec-12 17:26:36

A couple of years ago my dd then 4 asked for a wand that could do real magic!

This year she'd like an iPad sad

aPirateInaPearTree Sat 01-Dec-12 17:35:48

dd age 10 wants some test tubes. smile

overthehill Sat 01-Dec-12 17:39:16

My ds has an interesting brain(!) and has come up with some unusual requests in his time. When he was seven he told a Santa we came across that he wanted a sandwich toaster for Christmas, and we were as surprised as Santa! Another time when he was about 8 he asked for a gadget to help him slice bread, and he insisted when he was 4 or 5 that we make a chocolate bus birthday cake for dh! When he was three he set his heart on a badge maker (as he'd seen one in a toy shop), but unfortunately they were the toy to have that year and so I was 'competing' with all the people whose children have to have the latest craze. It took a heck of a lot of effort to track one down - but I was successful in the endsmile.

QOD Sat 01-Dec-12 17:42:33

My dd asked for crutches actually she whined repeatedly that when she sprained her ankle we didn't take her to hospital and its so unfair as so and so got crutches

She got crutches for Christmas last year, her FACE! Hilarious, she was 13 too

diddiehunter Sat 01-Dec-12 17:51:48

a dragons egg was asked by my 7yr old. so i bought a goose egg,had it blown out, decorated it.....she opened it and said "thats not a dragons egg!!its fake!!" sad

minderjinx Sat 01-Dec-12 17:57:32

My DS came home from school and told me there were new children (twins)in his class but they were really horrible to their parents and had asked for a huge list of Christmas presents - mainly electronics stuff. He said "I told them this list was much too greedy and did they think how much work Mum and Dad would need to do to earn enough to buy all that stuff. I said they should just ask Mum and Dad for one thing and ask Santa for the rest ".

Sonatensatz Sat 01-Dec-12 18:06:26

My dd has asked for a grey pair of trousers and a top with a flower on so she can be a teacher confused

BikeRunSki Sat 01-Dec-12 18:06:50

DS wanted an owl for his last birthday (4). My mum sent him a soft toy one. He loves it!

wheresthegin Sat 01-Dec-12 18:09:59

DD is on the cusp of believing, and has asked for an Adele doll that sings Rolling in the Deep. I asked her if she has seen this doll anywhere and she said that "no, but all Santa's Elves have to do is get a talking doll, put Adele's head on it, and swap the talking bit for Rolling in the Deep. BECAUSE FATHER CHRISTMAS MAKES THE TOYS DOESN'T HE MUMMY"

MisForMumNotMaid Sat 01-Dec-12 18:12:13

DS wanted a real handheld vacuum. He got one and loves it.

serin Sat 01-Dec-12 18:32:32

Lovely thread!

Aww to the Star.

DS1 has asked for some original things in the past; a reindeer, a duckling and this year..........a rowing boat!

We have got him a kayak as a combined birthday and Christmas gift and he is going to love that. (hopefully)

My DS has asked for A Noo Shelf, noo boots, a noo bloo pen,yelo sgarf.

Mery chrismus

HalloweenNameChange Sat 01-Dec-12 18:48:25


I love that map! MIght get one for dh to play with the kids of his home town smile

HalloweenNameChange Sat 01-Dec-12 18:49:59

grin good luck with that! wheresthegin

Its the first year DS (3.1) has got the concept of Xmas and has asked for (on more than one occasion:

A big Buzz AND a big Jessie (he is getting a Buzz) a new iPad (like that's going to happen!), some more wooden track for his train set, a sprayer and wipers for germs so he doesn't get a sick (?!) a baby plant to put in the garden &

....a window to put in one of the walls that doesn't have a window confused

Also forgot about the Plaido Icecream shop and the dols howse and dols.
And a windmil.

He has been very Good.

TeddyBare Sat 01-Dec-12 18:55:47

Halloween, they're really good quality. Ours is the medium size which was a Christmas gift last year. It's been played with, walked on, rolled up and taken outside countless times over the year and it still comes up as good as new.

AlfalfaMum Sat 01-Dec-12 18:55:56

5yo dd3 wants a real live snake. Not a hope! you have to buy them dead baby mice shock
She also wants a remote control helicopter, to "give snakey rides, so it can be a flying snake". She's getting the helicopter.

MisForMum I wish one of mine would ask for a handheld vacuum cleaner because I'd quite like one

Heartstart Sat 01-Dec-12 19:00:46

One year ds was desperate for thunderbirds things but wasn't anything around so father Christmas wrote a long letter saying sorry elves had misfiled his list so it was too late. On day father boxing day dh went to tip and there were 3 plastic bags full of thunderbirds vehicles, characters and a working Tracey island. He gave the staff £10 and brought them home. Father Christmas left them by the back door on night on his way past en route to his holiday in barbados. The elf had felt so bad he had made them on Xmas day grin

ScramblyEgg Sat 01-Dec-12 19:03:57

DS (4) wants a mini turbocharger keyring. I'm desperately hoping it arrives from China in time!

ellangirl Sat 01-Dec-12 19:08:26

DS (3) told me to tell father Xmas he doesn't want a present. I'm sure he'll change his mind!

HalloweenNameChange Sat 01-Dec-12 19:12:57

You may have sold it to me teddy smile

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 01-Dec-12 19:19:45

dd2 is two, and said she would like Santa to bring her a Christmas Cake
He will, but she'll have to share it.

Not odd, but I think it's sweet.
DD wants a hello kitty umbrella over and above ANYTHING else. She couldn't care less if she gets absolutely nothing other than this umbrella.

Bless her. Think she might be in luck from Father Christmas wink

HalloweenNameChange Sat 01-Dec-12 19:26:44

Oh Charlotte I think Santa should bring your dd a cupcake of her very own with a little tree on it or something

TicketToHull Sat 01-Dec-12 19:39:27

MirandaWest This one is from America but they do ship to the UK and it seems reasonable-ishly priced to me.

LadyFfelicityBuntingworthy Sat 01-Dec-12 20:06:35

Ds1 (6) hasn't asked for anything. Which is, in itself, odd. And not helpful.

He's getting Lego, but I have a nasty feeling we'll get a last minute request when he goes to see Father Christmas on 16th. I've tried getting him to tell me what he'll say to FC, but he won't tell me because that's on a need-to-know basis apparently.

Great hmm

Angel1210 Sat 01-Dec-12 20:12:21

When Action Man was all the rage my son was so happy when he unwrapped his present but then after a quick examination of box contents got quite upset. Apparently the tv ad said it came complete with lifelike 'beseek'.......where was it? Turned out of course that it was his physique (you may recall pecs, abs, the works!) our explanation didn't make up for lack of the extra thing he was expecting. Those xmas tv ads have a lot to answer for!

JugglingWithPossibilities Sat 01-Dec-12 20:18:16

When DS was about 4 he asked for a "real snail" - I think it was because when he was 3 Santa gave him a cuddly snail. I think he just thought it was a Christmasy thing to ask for !

Our response was a bit shoddy looking back .... more or less along the lines of "what else would you like DS ?" Fortunately it didn't become a major thing for him, it was just me that remembered it as it was rather cute grin

YoHoHoAndABottleOfSherry Sat 01-Dec-12 20:25:50

DD has asked for "a playmobil baby barn owl, and mummy and daddy owl, a playmobil boyscout with a campfire and a playmobil man with a telescope". (She is hoping to re-enact her favourite book using Playmobil)

Have two of the owls sorted, and the campfire, still working on how to transform a playmobil boy into a boyscout, and haven't found a telescope yet.

trixymalixy Sat 01-Dec-12 20:28:59

DD wants a barbie with a brown jumper and a matching brown jumper for her. Do you get clothes that aren't pink for Barbies?

I used to get a tin of shrimps for my Christmas and birthday from my Aunt.

devilishmangerdanger Sat 01-Dec-12 20:29:25

DS has asked for a pet............

T Rex shock

JugglingWithPossibilities Sat 01-Dec-12 20:40:36

Love your thunderbirds story Heartstart

Some impressive cover up creative work there too smile

bedmonster Sat 01-Dec-12 20:52:21

'A real invisibility cloak like Harry Potters one' - confused

COCKadoodledooo Sat 01-Dec-12 20:55:35

When he was 4 ds1 was insistent on having a shirt and tie to wear for Christmas lunch. Oh and one year he asked for a potato..

ChessieFL Sat 01-Dec-12 20:56:22

An Adam Ant t shirt. She is 3. I don't think they make them that small.


for those whose children wanted a reindeer

JustFabulous Sat 01-Dec-12 21:08:25

Not odd but sweet.

ds1 (11), dd (9) and ds2 (7) just want FABCat to still be with us for Christmas smile.

SweetMingePie Sat 01-Dec-12 21:09:26

DS3 (4) has asked for towel hoop so he can have his towel next to he sink in the morning.

Last year ds2 asked for and got a father duster and salad tongs.

SweetMingePie Sat 01-Dec-12 21:09:38

*feather duster

littlemrssleepy Sat 01-Dec-12 21:11:06

DS asked for an undercover policeman costume. grin

Nivet Sat 01-Dec-12 21:11:07

DS asked for baby tigers and jam last year. Far more endearing than this years request for a gun "so I can shoot animals & goblins".

Last year DS2 (then 7) asked Santa for a towel with his name on (my lovely friend embroidered one for him and actully it comes in really hand for school swimming lessons) and an electric pencil sharperner.

Both much easier to arrange than the previous year when he asked for a baby sister shock. That was not going to happen sad so Santa had to write and explain that 1) you dont get to choose between a baby boy and a baby girl and 2) if anyone is going to deliver a baby it would be the stork a la Dumbo not Santa.

EarnestDullard Sat 01-Dec-12 21:21:14

DD wants a bouncy thing. It has six sides, and is bigger than mummy but not bigger than daddy.


(I know it sounds a bit like a trampoline, but it's something she's made up in her head. I have no idea what she's actually picturing).

JugglingWithPossibilities Sat 01-Dec-12 21:24:06

A smallish trampoline might go down well though ?

ISeeThreadPeople Sat 01-Dec-12 21:30:01

Last year dd wanted a hydrangea. She was four. I did get one for her.

Ponders Sat 01-Dec-12 21:32:51

"a jellyfish with wheels"

this made me LOL


Ponders Sat 01-Dec-12 21:33:31

EndoplasmicReticulum that was yours!

PigeonPie Sat 01-Dec-12 21:37:32

My DNephew (now almost 15) asked Father Christmas for a chain saw when he was three so that 'he could cut down next door's tree'. It did flummox FC.

My DNiece (now almost 12) revealed earlier last month that she hasn't believed in FC for more than two years and my Sis, Bil and nephew have been tiptoeing around not mentioning it for all that time keeping up the pretence grin

AlreadyScone Sat 01-Dec-12 21:44:17

Lovely thread!

DD once asked for "a horse balancing on top of a tree made of chocolate"

Unfortunately Tesco rewards wouldn't stretch to that

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Sat 01-Dec-12 21:56:24

DS1 once asked for a "stripy fruit bowl" No idea where he got the idea from, but that was all he kept asking for.

We couldn't find one anywhere, so in the end bought a huge ceramic bowl and some paints and told DS1 Santa had painted it especially for him!

DS5 only ever says "presents" when I ask him what he wants, which is hard. He doesn't really play with toys, so I have no idea what to get him.

DS2 wants bow ties for Christmas, he's into bow ties. He'd also like a top hat, braces and a blazer with elbow patches!

MrsMerryMeeple Sat 01-Dec-12 21:58:15

wheresthegin The Together Doll and you can send them a sound-file to embed in it! grin

CheeseStrawWars Sat 01-Dec-12 22:05:15

DD asked for a family of gorillas. She's getting a Zhuzhu monkey mummy and baby set cos it was cheap. That's close enough, right?

This year, DD wants a and I quote "pamplemousse rose" with the little accent I can't type Pamplemousse is her favourite french word, and that and croissants are sort of dominating her thoughts just now confused Sydney Tuna (for those who remember last Christmas grin ) is now a Ninja Croissant Warrior too...
One year when he was about 3 or 4, no2 son asked for a "shark and a clock" and got both, although the shark was plastic. We still have it in with the bath toys too and he's 18 now! grin

twentyten Sat 01-Dec-12 22:18:03

Metal detectors are brill. We dropped coins in the garden and left a note from Santa saying he'd dropped some money.. It was brilliant!

Mathsdidi Sat 01-Dec-12 22:25:52

Dd1 wanted skis when she was 3. She had never even managed to sledge down a small hill without major tears, she was rather uncoordinated, and we had no intention of going skiing ever.
It took me a long time to find any toys with skis on but I eventually got a playmobil figure with skis from ebay, that was satisfactory.

fuzzpig Sat 01-Dec-12 22:32:36

DH bought himself a metal detector this year grin

EndoplasmicReticulum Sat 01-Dec-12 22:39:18

I did manage to find a plastic jellyfish on a trip to The Deep, but it didn't have wheels.

Other boy wrote a note on the school "wishing tree" last year saying "I wish that dormice weren't endangered". So I sponsored him a dormouse as an extra present. I think he was slightly disappointed that you didn't actually get the dormouse that you had sponsored.

GingaNinja Sat 01-Dec-12 22:42:03

DNiece and DNephew (twins, 2.8) want a purple fire engine. Each. Google lists many mad and purple sites. Also many fire engine sites. The two do not ever seem to meet. Have wished SIL luck with that one. grin

JugglingWithPossibilities Sat 01-Dec-12 22:44:48

For any weird animal requests ... I think a sponsored animal ( either wild or in zoo ) plus a soft toy (which may or may not come with the sponsorship) seems a good way forward .... Or you could just get a litter of baby tigers ...

WhatWouldGrandmaDo Sat 01-Dec-12 22:46:27

DS2 (3) insists the only thing he wants is a blue car. It's not one he's seen on tv, or at toddler group. It's this big (waves his hand randomly) and goes BBRRRR ZZZZOOOM. I am clueless.He is trusting the magic of Santa. Not sure if it's worse to get no blue car at all or the wrong blue car. DS1 was never like this, he's always quite specific. And lives in the real, boring world with the rest of us.

JugglingWithPossibilities Sat 01-Dec-12 22:47:01

Ginga - any chance they've got their colours mixed up (at 2.8 yrs) ? smile
- Perhaps they're thinking red really ?

My 6 year old asked for a piano, a real one (that's how she phrased it... when I asked what she meant by a real one she replied, one Daddy can't take the batteries out of when I'm practising!

Aerobreaking Sat 01-Dec-12 22:55:20

yellow how about this if your boy wants a skeleton?


CheeseStrawWars You can get models of gorillas, see here and the male is available as well here and and a baby so a whole family is possible...

Mynewmoniker Sat 01-Dec-12 23:19:10

Marking my place as I'm loving these grin. The spirit of Christmas ahhhhh.

steppemum Sat 01-Dec-12 23:20:48

my dneice (aged 8) wants a zebra this year (not a toy a real one) and she is really not convinced by the argument that you can't keep them as pets

bumpybecky Sat 01-Dec-12 23:31:41

dd1 asked for a pineapple (fresh) and she got it - it was poking out of the top of her stocking!

she asked for it as she knows I hate it and don't normally buy them, but also knew that if she asked for Christmas I was very unlikely to say no...

the funny bit is what happened next - we go to church on Christmas day and all the children always take their favourite present with them. The vicar always asks them to hold up their present, he asks a a few children questions and then they all parade around the church holding their presents up for everyone to see. Well this year it was the trainee (curate maybe?) and the first child he came to was dd1. He asks to see what she's brought and she waves a pineapple in his face - cue one speechless vicar! grin and much amusement from the rest of the congregation!

Every year now she gets an 'edible p present'. She's had a tin of peas, a pie (one of those fray bentos ones in a tin!) and a parsnip. Not decided what she's getting this year but I'm tempted by papaya....

AngryFeet Sat 01-Dec-12 23:43:13
fuzzpig Sat 01-Dec-12 23:46:56

Quite tempted to get some playmobil owls myself - DS doesn't speak well enough to ask for anything, but he is currently obsessed with owls smile

wonderstuff Sat 01-Dec-12 23:58:52

DS loves trains, well all transport really - so I have booked for us all to go on a local steam train - I excitedly told the children we are going on a steam train (haven't told them Father Christmas is going to be on it too) - like Thomas I said, DD(5) 'is it blue?' 'Not sure' 'Does it talk?' 'no' 'Has it got a face' 'no' - 'I want to go on real Thomas!' DS (2) 'Want go on pink mermaid train underwater'

In fact DS has decided that 'Pink mermaid train underwater' is what he really wants for Christmas. hmm I don't know where he got the idea from.

Whiteworm Sun 02-Dec-12 00:01:50

My 2 .5 year old DD wants a fish tank and a secret box

edam Sun 02-Dec-12 00:07:00

steppe, you can indeed keep zebra as pets. The eccentric millionaire who used to own what is now the Natural History Museum at Tring had a carriage pulled by zebra. I think he was a Rothschild - may be harder to pull off zebra-keeping in a normal suburban semi, mind you!

BrittaPerry Sun 02-Dec-12 00:49:30

These are gold :-)

I once got a whole pack of chewee bars in my stocking. I was overjoyed :-)

Dryjuice25 Sun 02-Dec-12 02:29:10

A visit to the queen = dd age 7.

hurricanewyn Sun 02-Dec-12 07:09:03

These are all lovely smile.

3bunnies Sun 02-Dec-12 07:40:17

Dd1 wants immortality, downside haven't found it even on ebay, upside if we pretended she had it, she wouldn't know until too late. Didn't even tell FC yesterday at school fair any ideas, however he was scrawny with the fakest beard ever

coorong Sun 02-Dec-12 08:38:55

DD aged 5 wants a "wishing pebble" - have bought one of those shiny rocks from a nutty crystal shop - couple of years ago other DD asked for a fluffy rabbit the on Christmas Eve discovered she'd written to FCC asking for an iMac and zouzhou pet !!!!! Cue late dash to toy shop - not Apple store.

waterlego Sun 02-Dec-12 08:50:44

These are brilliant. Laughed so much at 'jellyfish with wheels' smile

My DD (7) has asked for 'ribbons and feathers' this year. She will get be getting some!

WhereTheWildOnesSnow Sun 02-Dec-12 09:09:41

The DC's have asked for fairly normal gifts this year. Although DS(5) has asked for Pringles and Jaffa Cakes and DD (9) has asked for her Nanny to still be alive sad and that she could be a millionaire and help the poorer children.

colleysmill Sun 02-Dec-12 09:20:10

Ds has announced this week father Christmas is bringing him a pork chop.

It's taken me 3 days to work out he means Dr Evil Pork Chop from Toy Story.

BrainSurgeon Sun 02-Dec-12 09:24:17

Last year DS was adamant he wants A GREEN present.
He got one - was chuffed. By the colour of the wrapping paper.
In his defence he was 3...

JugglingWithPossibilities Sun 02-Dec-12 09:24:53

WildOnes - Talking of helping the poorer children our two have enjoyed the tradition of doing one of those Christmas shoe-boxes with Operation Christmas Child - usually through their school though many churches take part too. You fill a shoe-box with toys and other helpful presents and it gets sent off to a poorer part of the world, with the hope that more children will have at least one Christmas parcel to open. Our DC's tend to include some of their own good as new things though technically I think it's all supposed to be "new" stuff. It's been a really good project to take part in and has really added to their sense of perspective and empathy. This year DD (13) did the box entirely on her own, including wrapping it too.
You can track where it goes these days too, which is a nice touch.
So, perhaps something to consider for next year ?

parno Sun 02-Dec-12 09:47:25

When my DS was about 3 all he wanted was a lion and a stick. Not to used in conjunction in a lion training way but he just wanted a stick from a tree. Yes he did get both.

Ds wants a motorway and dd wants a big diamond.

lorisparkle Sun 02-Dec-12 10:35:53

DS2 wants a sword - a real sword. When he was 4 all DS1 wanted was some jingle bells. That was a nice easy present!

charlottery Sun 02-Dec-12 11:01:59

Last year's request was a tortoise that goes, this year its a 'light up pen in the dark'
She's another blutac fan too - that and plasters in her stocking and she'll be very happy

fuzzpig Primark have some socks with owls on just now. They were a three pair pack for £2 I think (certainy not more than that) I got some for DDs stocking last week grin

fuzzpig Sun 02-Dec-12 11:28:16

Oh excellent thanks Pom!

McChristmasPants2012 Sun 02-Dec-12 11:28:53

trying to find dylis for my neice is prooving difficult.

Mathsdidi Sun 02-Dec-12 12:34:17

Dd2 has just told Santa (at ourchurch Christmas fair) that she wants a pink umbrella. That should be an easy one to arrange.

Mynewmoniker Sun 02-Dec-12 12:44:37

Years ago my brother wanted Manta Force and mum n dad refused to pay the large amount of money for something so tacky. They instead bought him lego so he could build his own. confused He was about 7 years old.

Arachnophobe Sun 02-Dec-12 13:21:10

DS2 decided a mirror (of the swivel type which sits atop a dressing table) is going to the top of his Father Christmas list after furniture shopping with me yesterday - just like his Daddy grin they spend more time getting ready than I do blush.

Mummyof3tobe Sun 02-Dec-12 13:41:03

DD(5) wants a pair of crutches and a bandage - there is nothing wrong with her legs whatsoever!

we3kingsoforientRaahh Sun 02-Dec-12 13:49:04

Ds just wants a cork notice board for his room. His best friend moved away on Friday and he wants one so he can put pictures of him on itsad. He likes Christmas,because his initials are Elfgrin

Dd1 wants everything she sees has a more comprehensive list. But, without fail, this always includes 'hedgehogs- not real ones '. You know, just in case i was tempted to get a live one!

She totally believes I used to be an Elf, (I had to leave when I got too tall --at 4ft8--). She believes every family has a member who was at one time employed by Father Christmas. It's how we learn to wrapgrin. Of course, we can never let on to fellow ex-employees...

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Sun 02-Dec-12 14:00:58

Mummyof3tobe they're only £15 inc p&p from eBay, brand new grin

We figured they're bound to actually be needed one day

DS (3) has asked for, "Man clothes. In case if I wake up in the morning and I be a man."

He also asked Santa yesterday if he could have a pair of trousers which didn't fall down. blush

DD when 3 wanted a pink box full of Smarties, which she got. She wasn't used to getting a lot of sweets in one go at the time so opened the box, grinned and stuck her face straight in, nosebag style.

Galena Sun 02-Dec-12 15:05:52

We've bought DD a Playmobil school as she adores her playmobil at the moment. Today she decided she wanted Santa to bring her a scooter. Bah!

familyfun Sun 02-Dec-12 15:25:24

dd2 wants a xmas tree - easy grin
dd1 wants a 3d dolphin jigsaw - not so easy

DD wants to adopt a squirrel.. Not to live with us, just to pay to have it fed and watered!

streakybacon Sun 02-Dec-12 15:35:21

Ds once asked for stealth.
Glad I couldn't find it as it would be a bitch to wrap grin.

ratbagcatbag Sun 02-Dec-12 15:51:49

My 12 yo old DSS two years ago asked fir money to save for a MADD gear pro scooter. Unbeknown to him we were getting it, the traditionally come in Green and silver, however also had limited edition red and black, digging discovered the green was the coveted one, purchased,wrapped and hid in the loft. Two weeks before Xmas he declared the red one was amazing and he'd never want the common green one confused luckily rang the shop who got a massive waiting list for green ones that they would never fulfil before Xmas, so practically sent a courier that day to give me a red one and tar back the green one so they could sell it again. Phew

CometAndCupid Sun 02-Dec-12 16:07:18

2.5 year old dd wants pasta apparently. I'm not sure if she means to eat or just a bag of dried pasta [fconsfused] Either way it'll be a nice cheap christmas grin

fuzzpig Sun 02-Dec-12 16:22:47

You could get some funky shaped pasta (you can get Bob the Builder shaped dry pasta in the gluten free section in big supermarkets!) or maybe some tricolour stuff?

Mummyof3tobe Sun 02-Dec-12 16:31:24

QOD is there anything Amazon don't do???

Perhaps they'd be a good insurance policy.... Now how to wrap and fit in a stocking....

fuzzpig Sun 02-Dec-12 16:33:14

Starlight I think somewhere we have a large glass paperweight that's cut a bit like a diamond... would that type of thing pass for a diamond do you think?!

happybubblebrain Sun 02-Dec-12 16:36:09

A few years ago dd wanted "a pig on a lead called John". Randomness. She got one, not a real one though.

Jingleflobba Sun 02-Dec-12 16:57:33

DS wants cellotape. He's 12 and has many paper based projects (mainly stadium designs)on the go which apparently need cellotape. So he's getting a couple in his sack. And just in case he looks too eccentric he also asked for Fifa 13 and an ipad...
DD1 wanted a donkey one year because it was christmas and donkeys are all about christmas.. Someone got the wrong end of the nativity stick I think!!

Jingleflobba Sun 02-Dec-12 17:00:14

cometandcupid at Halloween TKmaxx sold hello kitty halloween pasta, maybe try in there and see if they're selling christmas shaped stuff?

Homebird8 Sun 02-Dec-12 18:41:52

DS1 when he was 5 asked Santa for a 'fixed crane'. Turns out the string on his wooden crane was broken inside and he was upset about it.

Luckily, Grandpa knew one of Santa's elves the man in the village with a large sleigh lightset flying up the gable end of his house and the crane was ceremoniously handed to Grandpa to give to the elf. It must have been magic because a 'fixed crane' was redelivered by Santa a week later at Christmas smile

bigbluebus Sun 02-Dec-12 19:31:58

DS once asked for a "Villa in Spain with a swimming pool". DH ordered one of those 'letters from Santa' on the internet which said that Santa didn't think he could stretch to the villa but felt sure he would leave lots of presents that DS would enjoy instead'.

Crikeyblimey Sun 02-Dec-12 19:44:35

My brother once asked for a really big roll of Sellotape and nothing else! He did get one (he got some other things too).

Ds (when aged 7) asked for a Russian phrase book. He got one and carried it wherever he went for ages. We didn't go to Russia though (much to his disappointment).

YoHoHoAndABottleOfSherry Sun 02-Dec-12 19:48:10

AngryFeet thank you thanks. Unfortunately DD thinks the most important feature of a telescope is the tripod stand bit (her Grandad is a bit of an amateur astronomer and his telescope is on a stand). She may have to have a camera on a tripod instead grin

we3kingsoforientRaahh Sun 02-Dec-12 19:48:34

Crikey- DD1 is always very happy with a roll of asking tape. She can do amazing things with masking tapegrin

1978andallthat Sun 02-Dec-12 19:54:40

Skeleton people - the science museum shop (also only) do a small hanging glow in the dark one. Dd has bought it for my mum - odd I know but I thought it would tickle my mum. Dd is 1 so not aware she has bought it.

Parrot person - bet you can can one of those toy parrots which record what you say then play it back. I had one 25 years ago

JessieEssex Sun 02-Dec-12 19:54:45

My DD would like some stickers and a sheep grin.

I might have to go overboard on the stickers and hope she forgets the sheep...

Peanutbutterfingers Sun 02-Dec-12 19:57:08

DS 2.10 would like a ladybird. Not a toy one. A proper one to go in his pocket <sigh>

I was soooooo looking forward to making his first Christmas wish come true

1978andallthat Sun 02-Dec-12 20:17:18

Last message re science museum should have said also online.

Six sides bouncy thing bigger than mummy. Some kind of space hopper?

Teddybare - that personalised playmat is brilliant. I have done all my shopping this year but am totally getting that for dd and dnephew next year, if I remember.

MisForMumNotMaid Sun 02-Dec-12 20:32:33

peanutYou can get live ladybird kits for observing them but its normally late spring through summer when the live ladybirds are available to order, late birthday present possibility for spring? (I think they hibernate, that's why you get bug hotels). You might be able to get a non-native but I don't suppose living in a 2 year olds pocket is that practical.

My DC used to have toy ladybirds in a nut. The nut was hollowed and hinged in the middle. When you opened it the wings and legs all giggled to make it look real. Would that sort of thing come in as an alternative for a child with imagination?

Peanutbutterfingers Sun 02-Dec-12 21:09:54

Misformum thank you, great ideas. Birthday in march so def a possibility. I remember the nutty bug things, will have a google.

No doubt he will have completely forgotten by Christmas. And I am sure his lovely castle with furniture and figures will be completely ignored for the curly straw and his very own toddler scissors.

narmada Sun 02-Dec-12 21:20:03

chippyminton just reading through this prior to posting what I thought was DD's entirely novel present desire - packet of Blu Tack - only to find your child also asked for this confused. How very odd!

GrimmaTheNome Sun 02-Dec-12 21:26:42

DD wanted Madagascan hissing cockroaches last year. I'd have let her have them if she researched their habits and could persuade me that she would look after them and work out what to do with them when we were on holiday (she was 12 then so feasible). DH absolutely vetoed them though.

Today in Pets at Home buying the dog's xmas pressies she said she'd like a rat.hmm

HeadfirstForAMistletoeKiss Sun 02-Dec-12 21:50:01

Rats are ace pets to keep. I don't fancy the cockroaches though grin

Verugal Sun 02-Dec-12 22:00:14

2yo Dd wants birthday cake for baby deesus with pink icing and candles and sweeties on top.

We are not very religious types (although do go to church) so not sure where it came from.

bryonywhisker Sun 02-Dec-12 22:01:46

friend's dd (4) wants 'a loaf of bread in case we run out' confused

UniS Sun 02-Dec-12 22:27:43

A boot jack. Yes. DS aged 4

zipzap Sun 02-Dec-12 23:05:23

when ds1 was about 2 1/2 we were in the supermarket toy section so I asked him if he had any ideas about what he wanted for christmas, thinking that he was bound to see something he wanted.

He dragged me out of the toy aisle and back to the home stuff - where he pointed at the hoovers on display. He wanted a full sized wet and dry vax and a full sized dyson grin

Needless to say he didn't get either but he's always been allowed to use the real hoovers I have at home which he loves - and now he is 7 he's a dab hand at hoovering - if he's been a good boy he's allowed to do some hoovering grin - what I call a win-win situation! And if he's been really good he's allowed to do mopping (it's usually him begging to do it and me being the miserable one that can't be arsed doesn't think it is necessary!

Weissdorn Mon 03-Dec-12 00:41:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Dd keeps asking about Disney Paris and asks Santa if he could help mummy with money towards it ( she knows that it costs a lot and we got to save I promised her couple years ago when she was very very very poorly in picu if she just stay with me then I'll take her one day

Well dd does not know is that in fact we are going next year not Paris but Wdw . Saving tell them at Easter as 9 months of are we going yet would drive me mad

escape Mon 03-Dec-12 06:33:25

Not mine, but a friends from this week..
'A book about different ways to paint hamsters'

ripsishere Mon 03-Dec-12 06:52:00

DD asked for, and I am afraid to say I looked into African pygmy hedgehogs. I wouldn't mind, but miseryguts the voice of reason DH pointed out we may move. Again.
In the past she has wanted her own man, some tinsel, a tortoise, a tiger and elephant - TBF we were living in Thailand where they are pretty common, some sand and, best of all; we moved to a flat with a garden. She said, with a sigh of contentment 'at last I can ask Fr Xmas for a horse or a cow'.
She got neither.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 03-Dec-12 08:10:28

I know what I want for xmas now - zipzap's DS grin

DS wants Mountain Dew as I refuse to buy it due to the cost/sugar.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 03-Dec-12 09:21:09

Isn't mountain dew the one that's got more caffeine than cola? That sounds like an ideal think to put in his xmas stocking to get the day off to a bang -Hyperactivity in a can!grin

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 03-Dec-12 09:26:25

Oh, I love this thread. Someone says their DC wants a 3D dolphin jigsaw and someone else comes on and says Look you can get it here
Would you believe it !

Just asked the toddler (3) and he wants eggs, cheese and to zoom

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 03-Dec-12 10:04:42

Cheese omelette ? grin

Do you know the song "Zoom, zoom, zoom, we're going to the moon" ?

Could be good for zooming ?

hatsybatsy Mon 03-Dec-12 10:06:48

dd (6) at the christmas grotto last year asked Santa for a hotwater bottle.... it was quite embarrassing to be honest!

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 03-Dec-12 10:13:50

More on zooming - check out "Zoom, zoom, zoom" via google and YouTube - some entertaining vids on there.

Also a good book about a bear who goes to the moon in a cardboard box called "Whatever Next" by Jill Murphy - a classic !

we3kingsoforientRaahh Mon 03-Dec-12 10:15:48

grin @ 'her own man'

imaginethat Mon 03-Dec-12 10:16:41

At 4 DD asked for a flying mermaid and the Santa at the mall told her it would happen.

This year she asked me to tone it down a bit, that they didn't need so many presents and maybe 5 would be enough

OhGood Mon 03-Dec-12 10:44:06

DD wants an umputer and a Christmas hippo (mainly the Christmas hippo.)

MyNutcrackerSuiteAudrina Mon 03-Dec-12 10:49:37

"A book about different ways to paint hamsters" grin

DS really wanted an aubergine once.

Queenmarigold Mon 03-Dec-12 11:15:55

Sat nav. For a 5 yr old.

Not happening.

I will never forget the year my uncle asked my cousin what he wanted. His biggest desire?.... A jar of gherkins grin

dinkystinky Mon 03-Dec-12 11:38:55

DS2 (aged 3) has decided this year he wants a cat, an oven, a chocolate maker, a lollipop maker and a banana maker hmm

DS1 (6) has decided, even though we dont have a WII, he wants some WII games ...

Clandy Mon 03-Dec-12 11:55:23

Dd has asked for a ladder. I asked her why and she said so she could climb up it, I asked why she wanted to climb up a ladder and she very matter of factly told me "so I can climb back down" grin so if anyone knows where I can get a ladder for a two year old.....

Decemberinthesun Mon 03-Dec-12 12:12:02

Son no.2 is insisting that Santa brings him a "Lion-Wolf". How am I going to sort that one? shock

GrimmaTheNome Mon 03-Dec-12 12:18:55

Clandy - would she mind if the ladder had a slide attached?

LimburgseVlaai Mon 03-Dec-12 12:27:24

DD1 has written "One of the cats to spend the night in my room".

DD2 wants "A ril leptop" [a real laptop]. Not going to happen, sorry!

DaysieGoneBananas Mon 03-Dec-12 12:31:58

Decemberinthesun... Dog with a wig on?

trumpalot Mon 03-Dec-12 13:16:27

my dd wants a pink yo yo

hettie Mon 03-Dec-12 13:27:36

not sure where you would find a real live ladybird at this time of year...(as they are all in their dormant phase) but these guys sell them (and lots of ladybird type toys.....)

BabyGiraffes Mon 03-Dec-12 13:54:21

oh dear, as well as the 'rainy deer' dd2 (2) has now asked for a new baby. Do you think I can fob her off with something else? hmm

One year when DS was about 3 he asked for a blue cuckoo clock. hmm He stuck to wanting this for months in the run up to Christmas. Couldn't find one anywhere, had to buy a regular one and get the paints out!

spaghettina Mon 03-Dec-12 14:14:21

mine (2.5) wants long pink hair and a computer

foxy6 Mon 03-Dec-12 14:22:43

ds2 once asked for an orange which he got and ds3 asked for a porkpie one year which he got and is now a tradition with his gramp. gramp got him porkpie and smoked cheese last year.

Kendodd Mon 03-Dec-12 14:41:35

My three year old wanted a present
Me "What kind of present?"
DD "A Christmas present"
Me "Yes but, you unwrap the present and what do you want to be inside?"
DD "A surprise!"

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 03-Dec-12 14:57:34

Ah bless !
Hopefully easily pleased ?!
Hope the surprise works out well smile

MothershipG Mon 03-Dec-12 15:13:06

My DS is 12 and his list included various x-box games I wont let him have because they are 18s, a few other bits which he will get and a can of oxtail soup - which he will definitely get! grin

NaiceDude Mon 03-Dec-12 16:10:05

I LOVE the 3yo who wants to chop down next door's tree grin

PigeonPie Mon 03-Dec-12 16:52:54

Naice - the funny thing is I think he got his wish, albeit rather belatedly, as I think BIL's offer to chop it down was accepted a little while ago and he needed help, but I don't think DN was as enthusiastic at almost 15 as he was at 3!

we3kingsoforientRaahh Mon 03-Dec-12 17:43:28



NaiceDude Mon 03-Dec-12 19:09:10

Haha Pigeon - a Christmas miracle, 12 years on!

boyfriendpaid Mon 03-Dec-12 19:14:10

DS2 nearly 7 has been asking for an X-5 steam cleaner for months. I asked him this week if he thought it was really a good present for a little boy (child) and he conceded I could put it on my list hmm

hurricanewyn Mon 03-Dec-12 21:11:51

I'd forgotten, but last year DD asked for a dettol no touch hand wash. No amount of explaining why it was a nonsense would change her mind confused

Peanutbutterfingers Mon 03-Dec-12 22:44:12

Ooh Hettie thank you! Bookmarked for Birthday when he will want an anteater or baby tiger or some such

littlemefi Tue 04-Dec-12 17:51:02

Dd (3) wants strawberry shampoo, haribos and some playdoh! She's easily pleased!

DD2 (4) has asked Santa for a rocket ship so that she can fly to the moon and eat cheese with Wallace & Gromit hmm

We have bought her the Imaginext Shuttle lol

COCKadoodledooo Tue 04-Dec-12 21:31:32

Having thought we'd got away with it this year, last night we were having dinner with my folks and Mum asked what he wanted for Christmas. A black dog, he said excitedly. A cuddly toy one? enquires my ma. Nope. A real one that's big and woofs and has a waggy tail.
Not this year son I'm afraid.

COCKadoodledooo Tue 04-Dec-12 21:32:45

That was to 3yo ds2 btw, seem to have somehow managed to delete that relevant bit of info hmm

vvviola Tue 04-Dec-12 21:36:00

Not so much what she asked for, but how she told people about it afterwards.

All DD1 (4) wanted last year was "a lollipop and a surprise". She got the lollipop and a surprise of a vtech innotab thingy.

Whenever anyone asked her what Santa brought her "a lollipop and a surprise". Which was technically true grin.

ChooChooLaverne Wed 05-Dec-12 12:38:26

I'm a bit late to this thread, but for those of you whose children want metal detectors, they have some Gadget Shop ones for £7.99 in WHSmith.

BippityBoppity Sat 08-Nov-14 10:34:07

Just resurrecting this as it's lovely. DD 10 has asked for a wolf and some anchovies - anchovies I can do, but she'll have to make do with an adoption pack and a wolef fleece.

DS 12 has ASD & still enjoys dressing up - he's asked for a three piece suit and some fake moustaches & glasses. I might even chuck in some hats to go with it grin

Shockers Sat 08-Nov-14 11:19:40

DD asked for a real lion 2 years ago... she is still lion-less.

This year she has asked for a swimming pool and a drum kit...

Thesimplethings Sat 08-Nov-14 11:21:32

My 3 year old wants orange stuff confused

saiyme09 Sat 08-Nov-14 12:55:10

Topshop has a unicorn in an instant kit! Was ping to get one my self ....I wanted one really badly my self

Not one she asked for, but last year nearly 3 year old dd1 was insistent on buying 2 silicon pastry brushes as her present to 9 month old dd2. I trying to convince her that a toy might be better, but she wasn't convinced. We sourced some in tescos (needed to be red and green) and dd2 was absolutely delighted with them on Christmas morning, her favourite present by far.

cece Sat 08-Nov-14 13:13:33

DD asked for a bee hive a few years ago. No she didn't get one.

scrivette Sat 08-Nov-14 13:15:55

3 year old DS wants 'my very own hose'. Back in May he asked and often asks so Father Christmas will be bringing one for him.

dementedma Sat 08-Nov-14 13:21:57

Dd1 asked for and got a sugar thermometer and a zester. This year she wants suitcases hmm
Dd2s list for this year includes "pants". As in knickers. Should be easy enough.
I want a minion

nousernamesleft Sat 08-Nov-14 15:07:27

Ds (8) has asked multiple times for a real hook. He wants a big hook on a rope that he can swing across the room on. Not happening sunshine!
Dd asked for "sumfing owange" when she was 2. She got lots of orange stuff, and tantrumed on Christmas day as she "no like owange it smelly, like bwown". She's 12 now and the list is a bit bigger and more expensive!

LokiBear Sat 08-Nov-14 16:54:35

Dd hasn't asked for anything strange but she is insisting that she wants to buy her dad a frog.

starlight1234 Sat 08-Nov-14 16:58:26

DS actually asked Santa for a sister....lol ..didn't happen.

He also asked for one of those clinking adams cradles from the ambi pure advert..THey joy of advertising

exhaustedredhead Sat 08-Nov-14 17:14:28

DD 2.5 only wants a frog. "A real frog mummy, not a silly toy."

trixymalixy Sat 08-Nov-14 17:16:55

DD asked for a brown jumper for her barbie 2 years ago. I cut up an old cardigan to make it for her!

Last year she asked for an ice sword and a fire sword. I found a blue plastic light up sword and a red one.

marne2 Sat 08-Nov-14 18:12:36

Dd2 has asked for a dungeon grin

RJnomore Sat 08-Nov-14 18:14:44

Dd2 asked for a hedgehog.

In a cup.

You have no idea how difficult it was to find a hedgehog cuddly a few years back - especially one small enough to go in a cup. I had everyone I knew on the case.

We managed it [proud]

Lilicat1013 Sat 08-Nov-14 20:21:08

My youngest can't actually ask as he is only 21 months old and speech delayed so doesn't speak at all yet but he has made it very clear what he would like. He wants a Ford car, he is obsessed by them.

He likes all cars and interesting vehicles like dustbin lorries or buses but he has a real thing about the Ford logo. Every time he sees one he wants to touch it, then he chatters at it. He once spotted tires that said Ford on and did a dance of happiness.

I have no idea what the interest is, we don't have a Ford, no one has ever pointed out car badges to him. It just came from nowhere but he is obsessed. Our kind neighbours have said they don't mind him touching the badge on their car so now he gives it a kiss every time we go out.

For Christmas he has a Cosy Coupe shopping trolley and my brother had the brilliant idea of getting Ford stickers and putting them on the car bit. He is going to go nuts for it.

I have also ordered him on the the Disney Cars Die Cast toys for his stocking as the police car is a Ford Mondeo complete with tiny badge. It might be too tiny for him to see though but it is worth a try!

Iloveadrianmole Sat 08-Nov-14 20:25:13

My nine year old DS wants a plunger for Christmas.......

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