strange requests for santa

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coming out from sainsburys today and my dd4 saw a sea king search and rescue helicopter and the top of her wish list now is a proper me thinking any funny requests from your little darlings

VotePedroPony Wed 04-Dec-13 21:53:46

My 3 year old has asked for a statue confused

stretch Wed 04-Dec-13 21:53:58

Ds2 (4) wants make-up. Announced it to the whole playground, near enough,at pick up time! grin it was only on the way home we realised he meant face paint but we are getting him some plastic toy make-up too gringringrin

littleblackno Wed 04-Dec-13 21:55:36

My ds (8) wants a wishing well so he doesn't have to ask santa for anything he can just wish for it hmm
We did discuss the meaning of the word 'optimistic', and he's settled for making one instead.

cocobongo Wed 04-Dec-13 21:57:00

My DD (4) asked for a raspberry & cranberry yoghurt..... good to set their sights low this early in life!

coco35 Wed 04-Dec-13 21:58:09

my ds (3) wants a ladder!

Chopsypie Wed 04-Dec-13 21:58:30

Mine wants a beard.
I've bought him a stick on one, and he said he will play with it until Santa brings him his real one for Christmas.
I'm contemplating sticking cotton wool to his face whilst he's asleep

monkeysox Wed 04-Dec-13 21:58:53

A toy toad that hops! Ds age 4

Heartbrokenmum73 Wed 04-Dec-13 21:59:47

I remember the year when all DD wanted was a toy magic wand. We went to McDonald's that week and she got one with Cinderella on it - result grin

But I also got her one from ELC that lit up and played music.


Blueuggboots Wed 04-Dec-13 22:00:25

My friend's 4 year old wants a reindeer.
My son who is nearly 3 goes to bed every night chanting "mummy, buy a cuuuuu-rane" after I corrected him because he was saying he wanted a "cane" but meant "crane" (I hope!).

Minshu Wed 04-Dec-13 22:01:45

From 4 yo DD: a brand new Christmas ladybird hopscotch game. Fortunately she also wants stuff that does exist...

SmallSherryforMedicinal Wed 04-Dec-13 22:03:48

Ds has asked for a volcano two years running. A playmobil set that incorporated Dinos and a volcano didnt cut it. He wants an actual one....

nobutreally Wed 04-Dec-13 22:04:00

Dd & ds have both asked for cardboard boxes this year. Last year they asked for ... Cardboard boxes. They're 7 & 9 ... Surely they should be holding out for iPads?!

NothingMoreScaryThanAHairyMary Wed 04-Dec-13 22:06:22

DD6 has asked for a pineapple.

She asked for one last year (sat in the kitchen writing Christmas list looking around for inspiration...) we ignored it as she has pineapple at least once a week in her packed lun (she is NOT pineapple deprived!)

This year she has remembered she didn't get one last year so has put it down again. With comedic sigh and much hmm. Think Santa is going to get confused and she will have a pineapple dance t-shirt (loves dancing).

NothingMoreScaryThanAHairyMary Wed 04-Dec-13 22:07:29

DD is 6 not no.6!!

Ds1 asked for a surprise this year which was unusual given that he always had very definite ideas as to what he wants.

It then transpired this is because a girl in his class asked for a surprise. And got an ipod touch. There followed an attempt to manage expectations (and silent swears at her parents)

queenofthepirates Wed 04-Dec-13 22:15:11

2yo dd has asked for a pepperami
which is a shame because we're vegetarians otherwise I'd get her 20.

snowsnowohno Wed 04-Dec-13 22:17:03

My ds 2.11months wants a spoon!!

Onlyjoking Wed 04-Dec-13 22:20:27

DS asked for a microwave egg poacher and a ball of string!

Rahahaharubbish Wed 04-Dec-13 22:20:38

My now 17 year old had us totally perplexed many years back by asking Santa for 'spoons'. We took her to several Santas - mostly just to get a bit more info but were totally lost because the request was just 'spoons' with a big smile. One day, wandering around Wilkos she got very excited at a cutlery set... cue one last minute trip out for play tea set and cutlery and all was well by Christmas morning grin

PuzzleRocks Wed 04-Dec-13 22:20:46

DD2 wants a doll of me. She's only 4 so I'm rather hoping she didn't prefix "voodoo" under her breath.

FeckOffCup Wed 04-Dec-13 22:22:38

My almost 3 year old wants a yo yo. I am hoping she will forget about this as I have no intention of getting her one when it would lead to endless tantrums when she doesn't have the co-ordination to do it and would probably end up being hurled in temper.

Monetbyhimself Wed 04-Dec-13 22:23:42

DD would like a sabre toothed tiger and some marzipan sweets.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 04-Dec-13 22:24:14

Ds2 asked for pink slippers and a snowball a couple of years ago - he got both grin

Not mine, but a friend's DD once asked for blue-tac. And a bottle of conditioner grin

Allegrogirl Wed 04-Dec-13 22:32:36

Under the influence of Peppa Pig my DD aged 4 wanted a skipping rope. Very cheap from local toy shop and she was delighted. Unfortunately she didn't have the coordination required and we had a few frustrated tantrums. Last year aged 5 she wanted a drum. She already has an ELC wooden drum so I she didn't get one. She whinged about it all day at the GPs. Soft MIL sent her a desk top drum kit with the wrapping paper all bashed up as 'father christmas dropped it in the garden by mistake'. It was so sweet of her I didn't have the heart to tell her DD had moved on by the time it arrived at our place.

Small child here wants "all of the colours" (no, I have no idea either).

GoldFrankincenseAndTwiglets Wed 04-Dec-13 22:38:36

SmallSherry, have you seen the volcano kits that you can get? They look pretty realistic if Ds is young enough to convince him that it's a real tiny volcano!

AlpacaPicnic Wed 04-Dec-13 22:39:52

Plasticene maybe? I have no idea how that is spelled... I should have said play doh!

HugAndRoll Wed 04-Dec-13 22:41:21

Ds1 wanted a real life giraffe last year. He had an adoption pack and a letter from the giraffe's mummy saying she would be too sad to let her baby live with us but we were welcome to visit them. We did visit them in the summer holiday.

AntiJamDidi Wed 04-Dec-13 22:42:49

Dd1 asked for skis one year. We have never been skiing, we have no intention of ever going skiing and she was the least coordinated child you are likely to meet so real skis were a no-go, she was happy with a playmobil person with skis hmm.

3yo dd2 thinks that she's only allowed to ask Santa for one thing (nobody has ever told her that but if that's what she thinks then I'm not going to burst her bubble), she wants a peppa pig football. At least it's cheap and easy to find.

ShoeWhore Wed 04-Dec-13 22:43:11

Ds once asked for a folder. I think back to that fondly now his requests are a tad more expensive these days smile

Younger ds has asked for a Harry Potter wand [non magical] just in case Santa got worried about needing to provide a fully-working version grin

The hardest request we ever had was the one for a ferry. at the time NO toy ferry appeared to be in existence. Dh sat up all night making one out of Lego in the end!

Apparently Santa is going to bring DD a 'November, an April, May, July and August'. Not really sure how.... confused

lillajag Wed 04-Dec-13 22:44:24

A 2 yo I nannied for a few years ago wanted a cat flap. They didn't have a cat but he wanted the neighbours cats to visit smile

And he also wanted two blue paint (?!), a parachute, a sandwich and a heart shaped locket.

EndoplasmicReticulum Wed 04-Dec-13 22:44:31

When son was small (about 3?) he asked for a jellyfish with wheels.

ShoeWhore Wed 04-Dec-13 22:44:52

AntiJamDidi my dcs also think the one thing thing - I'm not about to enlighten them either grin even though they are much older. Not sure where it came from, it wasn't us though but it does make them think carefully about what they want which is no bad thing imho.

Excitedforxmas Wed 04-Dec-13 22:45:04

Dd wants toys for her dog

TooTabooHasBigShinyBaubles Wed 04-Dec-13 22:45:09

These are brilliant!

BettyMacdonald Wed 04-Dec-13 22:45:48

Several years ago my God Daughter was very enamoured with the Bounty kitchen towel advert (when the jingle was "Bounty! The stronger soaker upper, Bountyyyyy!" <or some such> grin ). That year a roll of kitchen towel was her fondest wish smile. She's still completely barking in a wonderful, eccentric way grin

spicegirl13 Wed 04-Dec-13 22:50:57

DD1 wants a Hello Kitty onesie with rainbows & flowers on it, very specific & I haven't been able to find it confused she'll have to make do with a regular Hello Kitty one, but I have a feeling that just won't cut it!

GrumpyRedhead Wed 04-Dec-13 22:51:42

DS (3.10) has asked repeatedly for an "old sword".

We think he means a wooden curved one, like out of Jake and the Neverland Pirates, at least that's what he's getting!

Purplefrogshoe Wed 04-Dec-13 22:52:23

my dd5 wants a jml flexi torch, my nephew 5 asked me to buy him a costume that will make him a real superhero fgrin

moldingsunbeams Wed 04-Dec-13 22:59:06

DD wants a real donkey.

fidgetywidget Wed 04-Dec-13 23:02:45

My 3.8yo DD would like a spider and a spout (as in incy wincy!)
Tube from the middle of a roll of printer paper from work is waiting to be painted black, but I've yet to source the spider, debating toy vs. real grin

these are making me laugh out loud keep it up peeps

Trumpton Wed 04-Dec-13 23:04:25

DGS wants a tractor " but just a little one. Don't worry mummy " and he wants to get his daddy a pineapple !
He is 3.2

MrsBennetsEldest Wed 04-Dec-13 23:08:15

DS3 asked for a spade when he was 6.
DS1 asked for a stained glass window when he was 6/7.
DS2 asked for a maid and a butler when he was 9.

ZillionChocolate Wed 04-Dec-13 23:09:26

I know a child who wanted a post office, a real one not a toy one, and another child who wanted a pound of red apples.

bugsyburge Wed 04-Dec-13 23:10:28

this is one of the funniest things I've ever read!!!!!!

Freddiefrog Wed 04-Dec-13 23:15:54

A few years ago DD2 wanted a purple flying unicorn - "it's OK Mummy, Santa is magic"

DD1, several years ago, wanted Calgon - she was strangely obsessed with the "washing machines live longer with Calgon" ad at the time

foslady Wed 04-Dec-13 23:15:55

All the colours? One of those mega paint boxes with about 10 shades of each colour??

BeaWheesht Wed 04-Dec-13 23:16:04

Dd (3) wants an apple

SmallSherryforMedicinal Wed 04-Dec-13 23:16:12

thank you Gold!!! I'll pick up one of those! Well spotted smile

BeaWheesht Wed 04-Dec-13 23:17:05

smallsherry ds got a volcano kit that erupts last year

SmileyMylee Wed 04-Dec-13 23:18:17

DS wanted a real dinosaur. DD wanted her own dolphin in the back garden.

moldingsunbeams Wed 04-Dec-13 23:22:23

Oh dd also wants blu tak, a drum set and glass blowing lessons.

goldenlula Wed 04-Dec-13 23:23:48

Ds2 (5) wants a real tank, a real motorbike and a meerkat.
Dd (2) told Father Christmas at the school Christmas Fayre she wanted him for christmas

Mrswellyboot Wed 04-Dec-13 23:24:53

How sweet are these ... A beard!

Seenitall Wed 04-Dec-13 23:30:14

My dd (3) has asked for a dolphin, when I asked where we could keep it she suggested "close all the doors and windows and fill the house up with water - we can then live upstairs!"
2nd on her list is a unicorn - "where would I find one" - "from the unicorn shop - of course mummy"

JollySantersSelectionBox Wed 04-Dec-13 23:35:38

Spicegirl - it's a Primark one - I saw it on Sunday!

Lilicat1013 Wed 04-Dec-13 23:35:43

My son actually seems to have a Christmas request this year. This is shocking because he is three, autistic and has a severe speech and language delay so I am not even sure he understands the concept of Christmas.

He has gotten very excited about his Playmobil advent calendar and every morning he says to me 'Christmas doors, owl' over and over again. I didn't think he would be able to understand you get the Playmobil pictured on the box but apparently he does and he really wants that owl. Today I had 'owl please, Christmas doors, owl, owl please' on a loop over and over again.

It isn't till day 16 though so we have a long wait. I was sure he would be distracted with yesterday's badgers but it wasn't happening he still just asked for the owl.

Hopefully he should be pleased on Friday as he gets Father Christmas and he is taking a lot of interest in Father Christmas at the moment.

thegraduand Wed 04-Dec-13 23:36:18

DD wants a unicorn and a trip to the moon, apparently Santa can definitely deliver and I shouldn't doubt him........

DD age 6 has requested an apple and a little orange (ie satsuma), plus a Moshi annual, a Moshi book that explains how to get different stuff in the game, and "a code that gives me 8000 rox". Not sure that the last one exists... fgrin She's also asked for a pack of chocolate buttons on behalf of DS2, who is 6 months old.

foslady - I may well try that - thank you (will hopefully mean the 'piders' then get painted in more colours than black with red glitter). For some reason spiders are the horror image of choice around here...and nothing is funnier than me jumping when one of them leaps into view unexpectedly...[sigh]

my 7 year old dd has asked for a pair of crutches! thats all she wants hmm

PrivatePeaceful Thu 05-Dec-13 00:07:35

My 3 year old wants a German uniform.

My other 2 boys in the past have asked for Russian nesting dolls and eastenders figures.

Gap in the market? Pat Butcher with changeable earrings, Phil Mitchell with a punching motion.....

Grennie Thu 05-Dec-13 00:11:05

Post it notes

Grennie Thu 05-Dec-13 00:13:33

A friend's DS used to make up toys every year as he believed santa could make anything, in spite of gentle hints that this was not possible. So he would make up for example, toy tanks that fired marbles and transformed into a giant soldier. Sadly, he never got what quite what he had requested.

scurryfunge Thu 05-Dec-13 00:18:35

For the past nineteen years DS has always asked for " a surprise". It's infuriating and he is still doing it. He is always happy whatever but it seems he cannot bear to know in advance.

spicegirl13 Thu 05-Dec-13 01:03:40

Jolly-fantastic thank you, will have a look!

Szeli Thu 05-Dec-13 11:22:19

misscomposite get her a calendar

2madboys Thu 05-Dec-13 11:23:11

A toy power station - added to Santa list written on Christmas eve hmm

Szeli Thu 05-Dec-13 11:25:15

All the colours? A rainbow anything? A scarf?

cherry219 Thu 05-Dec-13 11:30:40

littleblackno my DS (4) also wants a wishing well, he told the lady in B&Q all about it. I was all hmm as it was the first I'd heard of it, and asked him what he wanted it for. He said "So I can make wishes". Of course.

Rugbycomet Thu 05-Dec-13 11:35:02

A friend's dd of 6 asked for an extension on her outside Wendy house so she could put in a bathroom!!!

spiderlight Thu 05-Dec-13 11:37:32

This will totally out me, but this year the top item on 6yo DS's list is 'One can of laim green paint'.

A few years ago, out on a dog walk, he got terribly excited because he was convinced we were going to 'the waterfall shop' and he was going to buy his own waterfall and bring it home. I was completely bemused by this until I realised he meant the water treatment works we had to walk past! Major tears and trauma because he couldn't buy a waterfall from there.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ZillionChocolate Thu 05-Dec-13 11:55:37

Now I see why my aunt just gave my cousin the Argos catalogue, it restricts you to things that exist

moldingsunbeams Thu 05-Dec-13 11:56:51

I would have got a big art set of paints, felts, crayons in bright colours as "all the colours"

ZillionChocolate Thu 05-Dec-13 11:57:15

Poo! At least you won't go over budget! fwink
Maybe some novelty pop shaped chocolate, bet you can reindeer poos somewhere.

BikeRunSki Thu 05-Dec-13 12:00:52

I know a three year old who wants a coconut

Sunnymeg Thu 05-Dec-13 12:09:17

We had a request for gerkin seeds from DS a couple of years ago. He wants some obsidian this year.wink

LovelyBath Thu 05-Dec-13 12:14:35

We have been asked by DS1 (8) for a big crystal like a cave, a safe with a code, and a xylophone.

maffive Thu 05-Dec-13 12:16:05

DD1, 7, has asked for a bible and a calculator. I'm atheist and not even sure where to get a bible. Do I have to go somewhere special, or will WHSmith have it covered?

DD2 just wants everything grin

IceBeing Thu 05-Dec-13 12:19:00

I spent some time explaining christmas to DD (2.5) so she could have a think about it.

Today she explained that the 'ho ho man' was coming to bring presents. So I asked her what sort of presents and she declared 'a penguin'. So I wrote down penguin and drew a picture next to it. I said anything else? and she thought really REALLY hard and said 'Other penguin'.

So I wrote that and added another picture....we have since managed to add 'sheep' and 'brick'.

I don't think santa will ever see this list on account of it being her new most prized possession....

SummerRain Thu 05-Dec-13 12:19:48

ds2 who's 4 asked for a laptop. When I explained that he was too little for a laptop and that he really needs to learn to read first he announced 'OK, then I want a new light up keyring because my old one is broken' grin I love the fact that he sees a laptop and a keyring as comparable presents!

ShriekingGnawer Thu 05-Dec-13 12:24:59

DS1 (7) wants a quince tree. So he can grow his own quinces and make quince jelly.

PMSL at maid and butler.

These are so funny. My DS is boring now at 12.

LunaticFringe - you can get joke poo. Not entirely sure I would though. I'd be afraid that he might then think that all poo can be used in the same way!

Maffive - there is a thread going where people are outraged that their DCs are being given Gideon bibles at school - maybe one of them will send you one! grin. Failing that I think M&S do a book of bible stories for children.

Waitingaround Thu 05-Dec-13 12:35:57

13 year old dd has only asked for a wooden spoon..

afromom Thu 05-Dec-13 12:36:43

My DS (9) has asked for a dog every year for as long as I can remember. I have told him that Santa can't deliver live animals and he tells me every year "i'd better put it on my list as he might change his mind this year!"

This year he has asked for an early Christmas present of a red dressing gown and green slippers "just like they have on the films" so that he can wear it on Christmas morning "just like in the films" and then perhaps the dog may appear this year!

For such a mature and grown up 9 year old, Christmas always reminds me he's still quite little really! (And also that we obviously watch far too many Christmas films!)

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ds asked for a shovel when he was 3. So Dh went to the shop on Christmas eve and got him a little one. Christmas Day he was out on Christmas morning trying to dig holes.
He loved that shovel and used it for years, Dh would plant trees in the holes he made in the right places.

thehomesecretary Thu 05-Dec-13 12:58:10

DS (3) has asked for yellow toys. Cur a trip to ELC. 'What do you have that comes in yellow?'

Mercythompson Thu 05-Dec-13 13:15:00

Ds2 (3) wants the 'fairy princess thing!' It's the only thing he has asked for when asked by everyone and I have no idea which toy he means!!

absentmindeddooooodles Thu 05-Dec-13 13:30:48

My ds 2.9 has asked for:

An umbrella
A pink sparkly top
A beach
An elephant
And washing up gloves ( no idea where he got that from)

Ive got the umbrella and pink top to work on the rest.....

absentmindeddooooodles Thu 05-Dec-13 13:31:27

Oh and a fork and an olive tree. :/

MairyHoles Thu 05-Dec-13 15:58:41

My 6 year old nephew eats non stop, he will eat anything. From Santa he wants pasta. Lots and lots of pasta.

MummyCoolski Thu 05-Dec-13 16:13:22

"All the colours" is something Sarah says in "Sarah and Duck" when she goes to scarf lady's house and sees the different coloured wool. Could she have seen that?

DiseasesOfTheSheep Thu 05-Dec-13 16:13:25

I nearly died laughing at a maid and butler... Who doesn't want a Jeeves and someone to do the washing up?!

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 05-Dec-13 16:14:13

These are excellent. I'm also loving the beard grin

And 'penguin' and 'other penguin' - genius!

Jamdoughnutfiend Thu 05-Dec-13 16:18:55

DD1 (4) wants a yoyo (do-able) and a book of keys?! I have no idea what she means and when she told Santa he laughed for ages and said it was the strangest request he'd had!

TwerkingNineToFive Thu 05-Dec-13 16:20:27

Dd has asked (more than once) for scrambled eggs.

youbethemummylion Thu 05-Dec-13 16:24:20

A monkey in a box

RoobyMyrtle Thu 05-Dec-13 16:37:26

Dd2 just had "a pencil" on her list aged 5-11. grin grin

ShriekingGnawer Thu 05-Dec-13 17:02:37

Is a 'book of keys' one of those little zip up key cases with the tags to put all your keys on inside?

DD(5) "A real live Unicorn. NOT a toy one mummy,a real one."

DS (3) "Sea Pig Toy". bloody Octonauts

nf1morethanjustlumpsandbumps Thu 05-Dec-13 19:02:30

Baby sister. Not a chance.

OnDasherrorOnDancerror Thu 05-Dec-13 20:28:52

Has anyone seen the full 40 something minute long Christmas in a day film (Sainsbury's ad.) I love the little girl who got a bow and arrow, and a Barbie graveyard!

Kiwiinkits Thu 05-Dec-13 20:31:14

I want a jellyfish with wheels!!! Classic!

candycoatedwaterdrops Thu 05-Dec-13 20:34:24

Auntie: What do you want for Christmas?
Little cousin: an olive
Her mum: anything else?
Little cousin: a spoon!

Inkspellme Thu 05-Dec-13 20:36:41

friends dd (now grown) asked for page 54 of the toy cataloge. She did get toys but she also got a laminated page 54 of the toy cataloge. She was not impressed.....

ocelot41 Thu 05-Dec-13 20:40:34

A toy ghost. And a crocodile....Strange child (3)

MrsMaryCooper Thu 05-Dec-13 20:45:05

A tattoos. Lots of them. Real ones. He is six. (He's not getting a tattoo.)

MoreThanChristmasCrackers Thu 05-Dec-13 20:47:05

My dd 9 has asked for The ABRSM Songbooks 5 and 6 and a cunductors baton.
She is musical but says that's all she wants and has asked for nothing I would consider fun.
I said not sure if FC will bring these, he might bring some fun stuff. grin She said, that is fun stuff.
No understanding some folk.

Lucyccfc Thu 05-Dec-13 21:02:44

My DS, age 8, has asked for a memory foam mattress topper for his bed. It is currently in the boot of my car, as the box is too big to hide in the house.

LetUsPrey Thu 05-Dec-13 21:08:16

DS2 is seven. He wants two tins of ravioli.

Sparklymommy Thu 05-Dec-13 21:14:18

I also have one that wants a unicorn. A REAL one.

She has been asked to leave her dummies out for Santa to take to babies (she's 4!!!) in exchange for an extra present. When asked what she would like the extra present to be she thought long and hard and came up with... A new dummy.

Grotbagstwin Thu 05-Dec-13 21:21:21

Ds is 3.5 and has asked for a tree with balls and a star on top (no tree up here yet)

Amiable Thu 05-Dec-13 21:22:34

A couple of years ago DD (now 7.9) wanted a unicorn... but not just any unicorn, oh no. this unicorn had to be pink with a yellow mane and tail and a silver horn - not too specific then!!!

I looked everywhere I could think of for at least a pink unicorn with yellow hair but no luck. I tried explaining sometimes Santa doesn't follow requests exactly, but she was adamant.

Then on my last day at work before Xmas I popped into local Oxfam and there on the shelf was a pink unicorn with yellow mane and tail and a silver horn. DD was one happy little girl! Makes you wonder if maybe Santa does exist wink

MummyC - small child hasn't at ours but could well have at GP's - hmm - crafts and singing - oh.

Jamdoughnutfiend Thu 05-Dec-13 22:02:19

Shrieking gnawer - thankyou! Her granny has one for her keys, so that is probably what she wants!

WellThatsLife Thu 05-Dec-13 22:11:36

Last year dd2 then 6 asked santa for a new mattress! admittedly hers had just given up after 7 years of being bounced on first by her sister and then by her

neontetra Thu 05-Dec-13 22:20:17

My dd, 19 months, when asked said she wanted a "meow" (her word for cat). We already have two meows, so am wondering if the less feral one would consent to be wrapped in paper and popped in a stocking on Christmas morning. Only joking! She also tends to tell me she wants meow for dinner, and has done meow at nursery, so I'm not reading too much in to it.

MostlyCake Thu 05-Dec-13 23:36:22

Spicegirl13 I saw a hello kitty onsie with stars on it primark if that would cut it?

amistillsexy Thu 05-Dec-13 23:48:51

Ok...DS3's Letter to Santa...

dear santa please may I have

the Super Star Destroyer not at £372.99, love, no!.
a inventer soot (sic). (took a lot of coaxing to discover he wants to dress as Caractacus Potts!)
a posh man soot (sic). (Top hat, tails, black cane fgrin )
bionicle batman. (now discontinued so silly money again!)
sum blue tac.
4 horse shoe magnets. (4, mark you, not 3, or 5!)
A hex bug.

So, as far as I can see, one (remarkably cheap!) normal gift request and a load of weird stuff fconfused.
My Amazon order looks very strange!

bouncingbelle Fri 06-Dec-13 00:10:39

My friends children have asked for: a remote control (no, not a remote controlled toy, just a remote control), a pram with a see through hood so they can check on their baby and 3 real horses with purple hair.......

toobreathless Fri 06-Dec-13 01:19:33

DD 2.8 had a new baby sister in April whom she adores....

She would like a brother smile

bringonyourwreckingball Fri 06-Dec-13 06:09:38

Dd2 who is 5 has repeatedly asked for toy toffee apples. Nothing else, just that. Any ideas?

GlitteredPinecones Fri 06-Dec-13 07:19:43

This will out me, but one year (I was a teenager blush) I asked for a pet brick. On Christmas Day, I opened a shoebox and in it surrounded by tissue paper that made a bed, was a brick with a face drawn on with googly eyes. It also had a suit drawn on. I called 'him' Malcolm fgrin

ShriekingGnawer Fri 06-Dec-13 07:28:38

Yes! Piece of doweling rod, polystyrene ball painted green and red and red cellophane over the top.

FruitbatAuntie Fri 06-Dec-13 07:44:25

DS1 was 5 when he requested 'A pakit of Jafa Caykes', making us look positively Scrooge-like.

Actually, he had seen those huge long packs of them that only come out for Christmas, and was desperate for one as they kept running out in ASDA.

TheBrocoliIsStillRaw Fri 06-Dec-13 08:42:29

Ds 2.11 would like
A cup of tea cup
A new house
Some knickers
A pair of slippers for mummy grin

cashmiriana Fri 06-Dec-13 08:59:05

When DD1 was 4 she asked for a fluffy red hand towel with a picture of a cat wearing a Santa hat. She'd seen one on a Christmas card and said it would be nice on a towel.

After a very trying few weeks I went into an M&S outlet store when visiting friends, and they had exactly what she wanted. That was the best £4.99 I ever spent.

Now a teen, this year's request was "anything to do with Buffy." That was slightly easier.

hooochycoo Fri 06-Dec-13 09:40:44

my DS wants two baubles, one for him and one for his little sister.

moanymandy Fri 06-Dec-13 10:08:19

Ds 3 wants an air guitar! Father Christmas will bring him a guitar I hope he isn't disappointed! grin

mamachelle Fri 06-Dec-13 10:44:14

Dd2 (slightly ocd 8yr old) asked for a push along thing that organises things for xmas last year

No amount of questions could work out what it was so she didnt get it

She was looking through the argos book before her in july and was insane with excitement because she found it.

It was a vegetable rack! We got it for her, it sits next to her bed and she loves it lol

i do remember my sister at 5 asking santa for a donkey if the dog dies before xmas (dog was young)

mamachelle Fri 06-Dec-13 10:45:13

Dd2 (slightly ocd 8yr old) asked for a push along thing that organises things for xmas last year

No amount of questions could work out what it was so she didnt get it

She was looking through the argos book before her in july and was insane with excitement because she found it.

It was a vegetable rack! We got it for her, it sits next to her bed and she loves it lol

i do remember my sister at 5 asking santa for a donkey if the dog dies before xmas (dog was young)

Jo178 Fri 06-Dec-13 10:52:25

2 year old DD has asked for a green ball and a haircut...

AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 06-Dec-13 10:54:07

I am really loving this thread, I have been giggling away like a mad woman.
When we were young my sister asked for "a bear suit and a real van" for Xmas, the mind boggles.
Earlier this year DS aged 6 asked for a little brother or sister for Xmas, we thought he would always be an only child but to our delight his wish came true, baby due June 2014!

Sparklymommy Fri 06-Dec-13 11:08:40

Dd2 wants a lamb. A real pink one!


steppemum Fri 06-Dec-13 11:13:18

Smallsherry - sorry haven't read all the repls, but you can get a science kit to make a volcano,

plaster cast volvano, wait to dry, paint, wait to dry, fill with vinegar and bicarb and watch it froth.

steppemum Fri 06-Dec-13 11:32:24

my neice wanted a zebra last year. My mum got her a little zebra key ring
This year she has asked for a zebra again. When mum said but?? She said, but Granny last year you were so clever, so i thought you could find something again!
So Granny has found a toy zebra for her grin

Mooycow Fri 06-Dec-13 11:47:29

Yearly ritual for my kids, go through the argos catalogue and write a list of what you would like for christmas.
My son asked for the green mat the child was sitting on in the picture ?????? bless

Mooycow Fri 06-Dec-13 11:51:53

MY friends little boy one year asked for batteries,
i asked him what they where for, he replied for the robot, then said oh yes and i want a robot .

SparklyMonkeyMummy Fri 06-Dec-13 12:19:20

SparklyMommy our DD (almost 3) is also leaving her dummies for Father Christmas to take to the other babies, fingers crossed it works as we are due our second baby in June!

When asked what she wants from Father Christmas she told me 'a drink' hmm her own bottle of flavoured water it seems! Luckily she has also said some toys like a train and a toy dinosaur.

When asked what we should buy daddy for Christmas she has told me an ice lolly and chips as daddy never gets these!

bringonyourwreckingball Fri 06-Dec-13 12:52:06

Shrieking that's genius! Now where can I get polystyrene balls...

Chattymummyhere Fri 06-Dec-13 13:10:41

My oldest wants a baby brother and the new skylanders so his brother can play skylanders with him because his sister is too little....

tombakerscarf Fri 06-Dec-13 13:32:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ToriaPumpkin Fri 06-Dec-13 14:04:10

I know a three year old who wants a real pink flamingo.

DS is only just two and not very verbal but has said "baby" on a few occasions when asked. He's in luck, I'm due in May!

ShriekingGnawer Fri 06-Dec-13 21:27:00

channels santa

MoanyMandy - DS1 (yes, the same one that wants a quince tree) asked for an air guitar last year and we did manage to get him one from tesco! It works with lasers or something and was about a fiver.

skaen Fri 06-Dec-13 21:31:01

DD wanted a pale blue hairband with yellow spots and a bow on it. She mentioned this to a very inexperienced Santa we saw at a grotto who said that was fine and would definitely be in her stocking on Christmas Day.

We couldn't find a suitable hair band or material so ended up getting a normal hairband, blue material with white dots and spent Christmas eve hand colouring all the dots. We're not going to a grotto again!

vole3 Fri 06-Dec-13 22:05:40

The year my niece was 2 she asked for a willy as she wanted to be a boy

starlight1234 Fri 06-Dec-13 22:10:26

DS last year wanted everything he saw an advert got ...high point he wanted an ambi pure air freshener when that advert came

Opheliabumps Fri 06-Dec-13 22:41:39

This year my two were easy to please, the usual lego, batcave, princess castle, mermaid type stuff.

Last year DD had us stumped for ages when she requested a 'turny lamp'. Much questioning later, we realised she meant an anglepoise lamp, as you can turn it.

I love 'jellyfish with wheels', that made me genuinely lol!

ZoeZoeZoe Fri 06-Dec-13 23:12:34

When I was 7, apparently all I wanted was a stapler - got one too : )

my daughter wanted Rocket Boots a few years ago and was quite disappointed that they didn't exist : (

MotherofthreeDragons Fri 06-Dec-13 23:25:06

This year DS (6) asked Santa at his grotto for a transformer that turns from a monster truck into a walking robot the same hight as him. Father Christmas then spoke to him all about transformers much to DS delight. On the bus home he said "I can't wait or my transformer that is this big, Santa promised me" (umm, no,he didnt! I was there!) But no amount of "he can't give it to you, I doesn't exist" is met by "the elves are magic, they can Make annnyyythiinggg!" hmm

DD1 used to ask for an older brother confused

ShylaMcClaus Fri 06-Dec-13 23:32:06

I was looking at threads I was on a year ago for another thread and saw that some poor MNers DC had asked for a book about how to draw hamsters in different positions <falls off chair laughing again>

My son used to ask for toys that have not yet been manufactured. He was very distressed when Angry Birds only released SOME of the Star Wars plush toy characters last year.

BeeMom Fri 06-Dec-13 23:53:43

My DD (age 8, but disabled, and intellectually much younger) wants a Dalek.

Not a toy, or a picture or a model, she wants the real thing.

Maybe she can get it to ex-ter-min-ate the centipedes in my cellar...

greeneyes1978 Sat 07-Dec-13 00:07:49

A low point for me was the year DS2 requested Mr Tumble pants. At the time there wasn't any Mr Tumble merchandise at all. I ended up sewing tiny coloured buttons and felt spots on to 7 pairs of pants as DH printed off Mr Tumble's face to put in the packet.

It all felt a bit wrong really.

ForSaletotheHighestBidder Sat 07-Dec-13 00:16:28

A friend of DDs asked for a cloud for her birthday. Loved it.
DS has spent the last 3 years asking for "Mega Thomas" from Santa. Every year we've bought what we thought was Mega Thomas, based on extensive google research and quizzing of the child. None of the Thomas related items were correct. For example on Christmas day 1: "MEGA THOMAS!! LOOK! IT'S MEGA THOMAS! Oh Mum it's not mega Thomas, his remote control is the wrong colour.".
Christmas day 2: "MEGA THOMAS!! LOOK! IT'S MEGA THOMAS! Oh Mum it's not mega Thomas, his number 1 is in the wrong place.". etc

Doubletroublemummy2 Sat 07-Dec-13 01:12:01

A real unicorn with wings,

MotherofthreeDragons Sat 07-Dec-13 08:36:10

DD2 (2.5) has just asked for a big tiny thing confused

ninipops Sat 07-Dec-13 19:37:34

DS 2.6 wants a shadow!

RealAleandOpenFires Sat 07-Dec-13 20:47:26

Re:- jellyfish with wheels.

Get hold of a solid plastic jellyfish toy and try to glue or screw some Lego* wheels into the base/side.

*other compatible blocks makes are available btw.

RealAleandOpenFires Sat 07-Dec-13 20:54:28

That should read...With a small screw through the Lego wheel base/skateboard into the side/base of said Jellyfish.

FyreFly Sat 07-Dec-13 21:48:06

Blue boxes. Just blue boxes - I put presents in boxes and wrapped them in blue paper.

A full-size model of Pride Rock from the Lion King (couldn't do anything there I'm afraid).

A cage to lock her younger brother in (ditto).

GoldFrankincenseAndTwiglets Sat 07-Dec-13 23:48:13

This will out me but last year DS asked for a cockroach farting machine. FC got him a rubber cockroach and painstakingly attached one of those novelty fart keyrings to it. He has never been so happy since smile The year before that he wanted a snail and the year before that he wanted a purse with a string.

Smoorikins Sun 08-Dec-13 08:53:36

This year I asked my daughter what she thought I should get her granny for Christmas.

She thought I should get her another grandchild.

Umm. It was 3 weeks away, and I'm single. Did I mention my daughter is 17 years old?

jellyandcake Sun 08-Dec-13 10:11:56

Lunatic I have definitely seen a sweet dispenser in the shape of a reindeer where the small chocolate pellets emerge from the reindeer's bottom!

My ds has asked for very normal things this year but I know someone whose children wrote to Santa requesting that he bring the family dog back from Heaven..

asandwichshort Sun 08-Dec-13 10:55:40

A friends son, - a tin of corn beef!! Duly wrapped and presented on Christmas Day to a very happy child!!

VikingLady Sun 08-Dec-13 12:12:00

ForSale could mega Thomas be the Thomas the Tank Engine Megabloks?

YetAnotherFucker Sun 08-Dec-13 12:45:06
SugarMiceInTheRain Sun 08-Dec-13 13:08:21

This thread has made me laugh out loud. My eldest is pretty eccentric but his strangest request is a skateboard. He has ASD and is terribly uncoordinated, and I am sure his skateboarding attempts will end in tears but at least he has asked for something that exists!

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