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So. DD(6) has written a Christmas list

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NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 28-Oct-12 09:21:22

a toy cat
a toy horse (called toffee)
a trampoline
a slide
a table
a pair of scissors
a cleaning spray
a real pet cat
an ipad
a sofa
a place where I can put all my toys
three wheeled roller skates
a toy rabbit
a pet rabbit
horse riding lessons (only if the horse doesn't throw me off)
a butterfly mask

She keeps adding to it, God only knows what will be on it next

Why does she want a sofa?

I think she may well be disappointed on the pet front

Pugless Sun 28-Oct-12 09:25:15

My ds1 wants an iphone 5 and car for when hes bigger dd wants a real duck with black eyes and a paddling pool for the duck. Theres going to be some dissaointed faces xmas day lol.

Pourquoimoi Sun 28-Oct-12 09:29:14

DS1 has a massive list of which nearly all items re things we have said no to on principle rather than because of money (tv in bedroom, Call of duty games, Facebook etc - he is11). He's written the list super politely though with lots of pleases and pretty pleases on it. My heart sank though as most things he wants we're not willing to get him. sad

DS2 on the other Jane (8yo) has written a long list but it has a 'top 5' then 'others'. The top 5 has simple stuff on it which would be easy and cheap to get for numbers 1-4, number 5 on the top list is "to have fun"! So easy to please smile

Pourquoimoi Sun 28-Oct-12 09:29:56

On the other hand not Jane confused!!

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 28-Oct-12 09:31:05

I was wondering what the original Jane, and the other Jane had to do with lists wink

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 28-Oct-12 09:31:46

I have corrected the spellings on the list as well.

insanityscratching Sun 28-Oct-12 09:35:09

I love the request for cleaning spray grin that's something mine have never asked for.Sofa here

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 28-Oct-12 09:39:13

I understand the request for cleaning spray. She likes to clean hmm - definitely not my genes showing up there - and likes to use a lot of product, so is usually not allowed unfettered access to cleaning products...

If she had her own, she could use a whole bottle to clean one cupboard door

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 28-Oct-12 09:40:16

She would love that sofa.

Not sure there is room for it in the house we are moving to next week though sad

Startailoforangeandgold Sun 28-Oct-12 09:44:07

Pourqu can you compromise on one of the not allowed on principle requests.
11 is a difficult age, DCs have outgrown toys and want to be grown up. But they can't have the freedom you'd give a 14y.

An iPod perhaps to face time his friends?
I also hate FB

vampirestakeknickers Sun 28-Oct-12 09:53:09

dd1 put a DS, Wii, Playstation, her own laptop, Ipad, Iphone, Ipod - every gizmo you could think of - on her list, year in year out, from about the age of six. She didn't actually get any one of these things until she was nine (the DS), but she survived! She'd been told right from the beginning that a wish list is just that, it's not the same as an order list/shopping list, and that FC would be assessing her behaviour before deciding which children deserved what presents.
Her joy when she did finally unwrap her DS was fantastic to see, and she treasured it and didn't lose it once for oh.... at least six months grin.

ISeeThreadPeople Sun 28-Oct-12 09:57:18

5yo dd wants:

A cuddle
A walk outside in scarf, hat and mittens
Sausages wrapped in bacon
Walkie talkies

SoggyMoggy Sun 28-Oct-12 09:58:34

That Toffee horse gives me the willies. Not as bad as Milky the Rabbit, but close. On the scissors front, does she have any siblings she might try and barber?

SchnitzelVonKrumm Sun 28-Oct-12 10:16:39

Toffee the horse is a fur real I think?

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 28-Oct-12 10:44:50

Pourquoimoi - that is a tough one, it is a hard age. Startail has a good suggestion though.

ISeeThreadPeople - that is so sweet

vampirestakeknickers - I can't believe how materialistic she is. She has taken to turning over to commercial chanels and pausing them in the advert breaks so that she can come and fetch me while I am cooking dinner, then show me what she wants.

SoggyMoggy and SchnitzelVonKrumm - I do NOT want to buy her that bloody horse. Especially since it is £££. I wouldn't mind if it was a 20 quid grandparent present, but not as her main present from us.

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 28-Oct-12 10:46:30

Cleaning spray! grin

Pourquoimoi Sun 28-Oct-12 10:56:46

startail - yes that's a possibility. I think he would like an iPod touch but I always think they're a bit of a waste of money. He has a samsung galaxy which you can do most of the same stuff on.
have an iPhone and an iPad and did wonder about getting him an iPad 2 but I haven't looked at cost or spoken to DH yet. I'd like to get him something he'd be really chuffed with. His birthday is 23rd December too so that makes it trickier!!
Thanks for the suggestion smile

Pourquoimoi Sun 28-Oct-12 10:57:31

I have the iPhone and iPad, not him!

Pourquoimoi Sun 28-Oct-12 11:04:41

Just seen the cheapest ipad2 is about £300 so may be not!!

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 28-Oct-12 11:39:02

DD wants her own IPad too. We have one already. There is obviously No Way. She has too much screen time as it is. She does not need more.

Back to the drawing board then Porquoi. Sorry I don't have any inspired instant fix suggestions smile

myjobismum Sun 28-Oct-12 12:26:53

Pourqoui - a meep tablet or kurio tablet might be options rather than an Ipad?

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 28-Oct-12 12:32:21

grin cleaning spray

I got a sofa when I was little, a little pull out sofa bed which was used regualrly til I was about 15 for sleepovers. made my christmas!

I remember asking for chewing gum when I was five as it was a Banned Item.

DoubleMum Sun 28-Oct-12 12:37:11

Wish mine would ask for cleaning spray.........

Taffraid Sun 28-Oct-12 12:41:38

smile @ cleaning spray

DD (also 6 ) wants jellybeans grin

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 28-Oct-12 12:53:04

Yes - the cleaning spray was a surprise - though I do understand why she has asked for it.

She obviously has a deep resentment of me trying to minimise the amount of chemicals that she inhales sad wink

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