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davidtennantsmistress Thu 16-Jun-11 19:25:11

already talking about & looking at this coming year's xmas list for santa. shock

(is 5.5) it's already half the argos book, bloody good job i've been doing a £10 a week xmas club this year since january I say. grin

Oh the dreaded TOY book.

Well that's what mine call it

grin

Adair Thu 16-Jun-11 19:29:14

Dd is 5 too and her Christmas list is currently blutacked to our living room wall where we are 'not allowed to take it down til Christmas'... hmm

Her list says (amongst other things):
princes plasds (princess plasters)
box ov swits (box of sweets)
skwinkiz (squinkies? Guess who has been watching ads)
lali kali shooz (over my dead body)

meltedchocolate Thu 16-Jun-11 19:30:04

£10 a week? Lucky mare grin I am sticking 3 quid a week and started in May...

meltedchocolate Thu 16-Jun-11 19:31:22

*sticking 3 quid a week IN MY PIGGY BANK

davidtennantsmistress Thu 16-Jun-11 19:36:29

grin lol.

FMP - we have it as the toy book - I give him a month till he gets a pen out & stars what he wants, and then 2 months till he wants to cut it up & stick the pictures on his list for father xmas.

ad - sooo glad it's not just DS lol.

melted - have to this year, am PG, & due in august so once bubs arrives i'll be lucky to manage £5 a week I think, but tbh i've got it pretty much covered already, so anything over will mainly be getting spent on my car tax which is due end of december. sad

davidtennantsmistress Thu 16-Jun-11 19:37:25

(besides as me dad says even £2 a week is better than nothing as it's still £100 quid, which is half for food & half for pressies)

meltedchocolate Thu 16-Jun-11 19:40:52

Well I shall need more than the 84 quid I shall have at the time (though occasionally I do CRAZY things like put a random extra quid or two in grin) but I decided it would ease the pain of forking out all at once. Congrats on your pg (again... lucky mare, I wants another one, hard to make with no penis around though grin)

meltedchocolate Thu 16-Jun-11 19:41:39

Probably more like a hundred actually. Yay, knowing that has made me smile smile

davidtennantsmistress Thu 16-Jun-11 19:48:41

grin steady on extra quid or two. that's what we've decided tbh with 2 now plus all the family we gotta save of the boy will find a lump of coal a satsuma and be happy. lol.

ah dunno - could always use a turkey baster (just not the xmas one wink)

meltedchocolate Thu 16-Jun-11 19:54:09

haha, I could use a turkey baster but it doesn't sound as appealing. Arg, extended family presents, who to buy for, how much to spend. Blardy family/Christmas politics grin

davidtennantsmistress Thu 16-Jun-11 19:57:03

quite, we have 3 kids incl DSS, 4 nephews/neices, 2 sets of parents, 2 sets of grandparents & only my bro & SIL DP's lot do cards. I figure boots have 3 for 2's which will sort out all the nephews/neices/grandparents parents can have a voucher each at £15 quid from M&S, (in fact they're valid for a year I think so might get one a month from now till xmas) so really will only be the kids - god only knows what that will be/when we'll get it. grin

januaryjojo Thu 16-Jun-11 19:59:46

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davidtennantsmistress Thu 16-Jun-11 20:02:28

grin love it.

meltedchocolate Thu 16-Jun-11 20:04:09

Good plan DTM. JanJoJo grin My DS is only two, I am off the hook for a couple of years yet, phew... or is a couple of years a bit optimistic? He's actually nearing three.

veritythebrave Thu 16-Jun-11 20:04:24

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davidtennantsmistress Thu 16-Jun-11 20:07:43

i'm sure we were never like this with our parent's were we? hopefully not - althou no wonder my folks have literally always done a xmas club (remember going to drop the money off for mum as a kid to the lollipop lady)

melt - 2 3 you'll be good for another year I think, DS was 4 when he wanted his first party for birthday & xmas. i'm sure he think's santa's made of money given everything he wanted was a fortune, so far we have half the argos bok, a new wii a ds and a 'oh mummy what's that - oh yes one of those' - me - DS 'but you don't know what it is' DS - yes but I want it. grin oh to be 5 again. lol.

and it's not just boys toys - he wants girls as well.

AandK Thu 16-Jun-11 20:08:01

Sorry but I've already started and I will not be really taking much notice of a list this year as he got a puppy in January it will be lego and nintendo games and DS will happy or lump it I'm no longer stressing about giving him too much smile

BabyDubsEverywhere Thu 16-Jun-11 20:08:54

191 DAYS TO GO!!!

I love it, mine will be 3 and 4 by then, this will be the first year they will get the planning of christmas i think, I cannot wait! I have already started on my Christmas Spreadsheet blush grin

blueeyedmonster Thu 16-Jun-11 20:11:02

Ds is 3 and has been pointing stuff out in that book that he want's for christmas!! I'm glad he hasn't started on his birthday too.

davidtennantsmistress Thu 16-Jun-11 20:13:17

grin - but it's not even July yet god damn it we're not even half way thru the year. lol.

peanutbutterkid Thu 16-Jun-11 20:16:32

Argos catalog is brill for encouraging literacy & numeracy skills wink.
One year DC each totted up lists worth over 1000 quid (yes, I made them add it all up) out of Argos, what they wanted for their birthdays.

davidtennantsmistress Thu 16-Jun-11 20:44:51

grin peanut - I like that, see we cut & paste on account of it being creativity.

Adair Thu 16-Jun-11 20:48:31

yup, we do cut and pasting in lieu of actually buying the toys here too...

Ismeyes Thu 16-Jun-11 21:06:39

Nooooooooo! They can't have an argos christmas list yet, the July catalogue isn't out yet and that has the Christmas toys in! At the grand old age of 30 I still get excited about the argos catalogue!

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