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All he wants for Christmas is...

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ilove Tue 28-Oct-08 13:16:26

A bouncy ball! At 6 years old that is all he wants!

Bless him...I feel all choked up inside and have just orered about 30 different ones LOL!

My other 6 year old just wants a HSM bedding set...however the two eldest are not going to be so easily pleased lmao!

bresha Tue 28-Oct-08 13:37:33

awww bless, reminds me off my DD who only wonted sausages for her 3rd birthday.

sunnygirl1412 Tue 28-Oct-08 13:39:35

That reminds me of the AA Milne poem about King John - just because of King John's christmas wish.

King John's Christmas, AA Milne

King John was not a good man --
He had his little ways.
And sometimes no one spoke to him
For days and days and days.
And men who came across him,
When walking in the town,
Gave him a supercilious stare,
Or passed with noses in the air --
And bad King John stood dumbly there,
Blushing beneath his crown.

King John was not a good man,
And no good friends had he.
He stayed in every afternoon...
But no one came to tea.
And, round about December,
The cards upon his shelf
Which wished him lots of Christmas cheer,
And fortune in the coming year,
Were never from his near and dear,
But only from himself.

King John was not a good man,
Yet had his hopes and fears.
They'd given him no present now
For years and years and years.
But every year at Christmas,
While minstrels stood about,
Collecting tribute from the young
For all the songs they might have sung,
He stole away upstairs and hung
A hopeful stocking out.

King John was not a good man,
He lived his live aloof;
Alone he thought a message out
While climbing up the roof.
He wrote it down and propped it
Against the chimney stack:
"TO ALL AND SUNDRY - NEAR AND FAR -
F. Christmas in particular."
And signed it not "Johannes R."
But very humbly, "Jack."

"I want some crackers,
And I want some candy;
I think a box of chocolates
Would come in handy;
I don't mind oranges,
I do like nuts!
And I SHOULD like a pocket-knife
That really cuts.
And, oh! Father Christmas, if you love me at all,
Bring me a big, red, india-rubber ball!"

King John was not a good man --
He wrote this message out,
And gat him to this room again,
Descending by the spout.
And all that night he lay there,
A prey to hopes and fears.
"I think that's him a-coming now!"
(Anxiety bedewed his brow.)
"He'll bring one present, anyhow --
The first I had for years."

"Forget about the crackers,
And forget the candy;
I'm sure a box of chocolates
Would never come in handy;
I don't like oranges,
I don't want nuts,
And I HAVE got a pocket-knife
That almost cuts.
But, oh! Father christmas, if you love me at all,
Bring me a big, red, india-rubber ball!"

King John was not a good man,
Next morning when the sun
Rose up to tell a waiting world
That Christmas had begun,
And people seized their stockings,
And opened them with glee,
And crackers, toys and games appeared,
And lips with sticky sweets were smeared,
King John said grimly: "As I feared,
Nothing again for me!"

"I did want crackers,
And I did want candy;
I know a box of chocolates
Would come in handy;
I do love oranges,
I did want nuts!
And, oh! if Father Christmas, had loved me at all,
He would have brought a big, red,
india-rubber ball!"

King John stood by the window,
And frowned to see below
The happy bands of boys and girls
All playing in the snow.
A while he stood there watching,
And envying them all ...
When through the window big and red
There hurtled by his royal head,
And bounced and fell upon the bed,
An india-rubber ball!

AND, OH, FATHER CHRISTMAS,
MY BLESSINGS ON YOU FALL
FOR BRINGING HIM
A BIG, RED,
INDIA-RUBBER
BALL!

yomellamoHelly Tue 28-Oct-08 13:43:13

That's lovely. Last year our ds (4 year 2 months) was just delighted that he had a present under the Christmas tree and said a really heartfelt thank you as it was given to him as if he couldn't believe his luck. Of course there were loads others and for ages afterwards he was telling everyone who would listen about his Christmas birthday.

smartiejake Tue 28-Oct-08 13:44:58

WHen my dd was three all she wanted for christmas was a Barbie jigsaw. Could we find one? No- nowhere.

In the end we bought a cheap jigsaw, cut up a barbie picture from a magazine and stuck it over the top then carefully cut it out again. We decorated the box with some pink paper and more pictures from the magazine.

It was a magical moment when she opened it- we have it on video.

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