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to feel my niece's birthday 'wish list' has given me hope for the future

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Lydiaatthebarre Wed 07-Nov-18 11:34:06

She's be 11 next Monday and I asked her to email me her 'wish list' so that I could choose something from it.

The list requests:
A couple of books (named ones that she wants)
A Painting by numbers kit
A new lunch box
A Selection box.

It's the kind of list I could imagine kids drawing up when I was young.

AIBU to be delighted that there are no expensive items, phone accessories, or faddy 'latest must haves' on the list, and to find it quite sweet and uplifting?

MrsStrowman Wed 07-Nov-18 11:37:30

She sounds like a nice polite, grateful child, but maybe it's her parents who get the demands for iPhones 😂

Lydiaatthebarre Wed 07-Nov-18 11:38:13

No, this list was for everyone including her parents.

Wagonwheelsandjammydodgers Wed 07-Nov-18 11:39:19

That is lovely.

My DC has asked for fairy dust so they can fly....


Lydiaatthebarre Wed 07-Nov-18 11:43:35

Oh dear wagonwheels grin grin grin

PollyMycroft Wed 07-Nov-18 18:07:18

My 3 x dcs (aged between 7-13) normally write ... 1) chocolate 2) surprises. This sounds lovely but actually is a pain in the arse grin Your niece’s list is lovely and has actual items on it smile

tiggerkid Wed 07-Nov-18 18:09:44

Lovely. My son never asked for iPhones or iPads at 11 either though. It was all Lego, books and other similar things. The phone came 4 years later but he was happy when he got my sister's old one.

Nonetheless, it is very sweet smile

rackhampearl Wed 07-Nov-18 18:11:15

Excellent. My girl is the same. 7 next month and wants some fabric so we can make mini sleeping bags for all of her figures. It's so lovely when they're like that.

Insertwitticismhere Wed 07-Nov-18 18:15:44

My 3 year old has asked for a jacket potato hmm
When questioned apparently it needs to be "not a real tato, a squashy one"
If anyone knows where I might source such an item do let me know!

Avonandice Wed 07-Nov-18 18:22:26

Insertwitticishere - is it one of those squishie toys that looks like a potatoe?

Avonandice Wed 07-Nov-18 18:23:14

This type of thing -

LittleOwl153 Wed 07-Nov-18 18:23:20

@Insertwitticismhere how about a Mr potato head soft toy...

Insertwitticismhere Wed 07-Nov-18 18:32:08

@avonandice yep exactly that but can't seem to find any in stock anywhere!

Insertwitticismhere Wed 07-Nov-18 18:33:37

@littleowl153 tempting to do her a potato themed Christmas stocking but alas soft Mr Potato head is also out of stock!

Blazeisamonster Wed 07-Nov-18 18:34:50

Aww bless her I would go all out and get her a really lovely pair of pjs

Lalalalalalaland Wed 07-Nov-18 18:37:29

On my 7 year olds list is

Bath bombs
Multiple word search books

Sounds good until it goes.

An Amazon alexa
Am electric scooter
A real life horse.

thornyhousewife Wed 07-Nov-18 18:40:14

Oh that's wonderful. Will you be able to spend time with her on her birthday, I imagine she'd love that smile

TruJay Wed 07-Nov-18 18:47:05

Aww I love that smile

My ds (was 6 at the time) wanted a toothbrush as his MAIN present grin when I pressed him for more info it was a Star Wars one that flashed, it was £3.99! Was so cute. He once asked for a jar of his favourite jam too. He’s still very sweet now and doesn’t ask for loads.

BluebellCockleshell123 Wed 07-Nov-18 18:52:16

That's really sweet - she could have been really grabby!

My DS(7) asked Santa for walking boots last year.

Princessmushroom Wed 07-Nov-18 18:53:26

That’s my wish list too!

KindergartenKop Wed 07-Nov-18 18:55:02

My DS wants stilts, specifically not those cups on strings because apparently he's mastered those at school.

Mishappening Wed 07-Nov-18 18:55:05

That is lovely.

One of my DDs wrote a letter to Santa......."Dear Santa, Please could you bring me a brown felt tip pen"

Sob, sob!

Santa did oblige you will be glad to know.

Polkasq Wed 07-Nov-18 18:57:08

Super Things Stress Potato

IncyWincyGrownUp Wed 07-Nov-18 19:05:52

Mishappening my fifteen year old has asked for black felt tip pens/fine liners before today, as she’s deep into the art blackhole and the black pens run out fast! grin

I’ve got her a set for her stocking this year, six different widths of black pen. She’s going to be properly chuffed.

WhoGivesADamnForAFlakeyBandit Wed 07-Nov-18 19:07:16

My DD once asked for a magic wand ... a real one, as the ones she already had didn't work grin

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