Christmas Wish Lists

Since it’s the beginning of Christmas season, we decided to have the two older kids make wish lists. Helpful for us, fun for them. They’re too young to write the items down themselves so Colin and I acted as scribes as they relayed their ideas.

This is the first year we’ve had them do this. We told them to wish big. The sky’s the limit when it comes to writing down what they want as gifts. However, we also told them that no matter how many things they listed, they’d only be getting a couple of them, and not necessarily in the order they were written, lest they get some grand idea that putting it to paper made it official. From their lips to Santa’s ears, or something. It would just be a fun way to think about what they really wanted.

Warren was as excited as any 6-year-old boy could be to begin the task. Giddy, he paced around the living room, telling me it helped him think better, as he came up with ideas far and wide. The following is his list as strictly dictated, minus the drill, matches, and saw that he also requested:

Warren’s Wish List 2011

  1. Mountain bike
  2. Computer
  3. Watch (digital)
  4. Spy kit
  5. Magic Treehouse books
  6. Beyblades
  7. Telescope
  8. Real tools
  9. Drawing set
  10. CB radio
  11. Hot Wheels race track
  12. Hot Wheels cars
  13. Emergency candles
  14. Stereo
  15. T.V.
  16. Picture frames (for his artwork)
  17. A box of wood
  18. A box of metal
  19. Yarn (red)
  20. Pumpkin carving kit
  21. Chapter books
  22. Roll of stickers (Star Wars)
  23. Drawing journal
  24. How To Draw books
  25. Treasure chest
  26. Pretend gold and diamonds (for the chest)
  27. Lego police station
  28. Lego fire station
  29. Lego X-Wing fighter
  30. Clay for sculpting
  31. Sculpting tools
  32. Black lights
  33. Police badge (real looking)
  34. Sand buckets
  35. Long metal shovel
  36. Dice
  37. Chess game
  38. Wall paper/stickers (Star Wars or fire trucks)
  39. New sneakers with laces
  40. Calvin and Hobbes books
  41. Weaving materials
  42. Rope/lasso
  43. Chandelier
  44. Wall clock
  45. Ceramic water pitcher (blue and green)
  46. Jeans
  47. Giant blanket
  48. Money (“Like pennies,” he said)
  49. Droid phone
  50. Floor tiles
  51. Beyblade stadium
  52. Gold/silver paper
  53. Art from scrap materials
  54. Backpack
  55. Basket for toys
  56. Bureau drawers
  57. String
  58. Measuring tape
  59. Scotch tape/duct tape/blue painter’s tape
  60. Cardboard boxes
  61. Stuffed animals
  62. Watercolors
  63. Flossers
  64. Glass bottles
  65. Paper cups
  66. Air fresheners (fruit scented)
  67. Hair spray

We explained the same rules to Maddie. This was her chance to tell us what she most desired for Christmas. Colin got the pad of paper and pen ready and asked her what presents she wanted. Her list was a tad different from Warren’s:

Madeline’s Wish List 2011

  1. Pink

Perhaps she is wise leaving it up to interpretation. A quick search in Amazon’s toy section yielded approximately 5,200 suggestions in the “2-4 Years” category. Obviously, she’s found the loophole.

8 thoughts on “Christmas Wish Lists”

  1. Ha ha ha…hilarious!!!! Maddie’s request is right up there with Levi’s. He tells Bobbie (the elf on the shelf) everyday that he wants “Candy!…Lollipops!”…EVERYDAY! 🙂

  2. I love this!! It must be a boy thing! Jarron has given me 3 lists. Kaiya on the other hand said she’d like a few things but doesn’t really know. She’s going for the surprise me route.
    Warren is seriously creative. I love all his choices.

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