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Christmas Lists Gone Wrong

Annemarie Waters

My, how things have changed

My, how things have changed

One of my favorite things growing up was making my own Christmas lists to send to Santa. My sisters and I would gather around the Christmas tree that we had just decorated with our homemade ornaments. We had our matching Christmas pajamas on and would write out what we wished to see under the tree that year. My list was usually quite simple and straightforward. I asked for things like socks with frills on them, a new diary, maybe a new coloring book or the latest cassette tape from Amy Grant. I was pumped when I would prematurely slit open a present hiding in my parent’s room and see Double Bubble Bubblegum or a homemade Cabbage Patch Doll. Looking back, I’m realizing I had very low expectations for what I would receive on Christmas. One year we got a Nintendo that we would have to share, we actually started crying tears of joy.  

My, oh my, how things have changed!

Ethan reading his list to Elijah

Ethan reading his list to Elijah

Ethan's Christmas list

Ethan's Christmas list

We had our kids write out their Christmas list this year. Come to find, their expectations are MUCH higher than mine were as a child. As my eight-year-old son handed me his list, I thought,Wow, when did my son learn to write hieroglyphics? Because that is exactly what it looked like to me.  I started to look some of these items up online, it took me no time at all to realize that it would come out to be over $3,000. Excuse me, son?! 

Some of the things on his list: 

- A Wii U

- An Apple computer, from the apple store!

- A dog from the shelter

- Season tickets to the Seahawks 

- Tickets to a Heat game to meet Lebron. 

- And to top it off, “gum, from a lot of places” 

Keep in mind I have four children, each with their own set of requests. 

I think it is safe to say that my kids might be a tad bit disappointed when there is no dog “from the shelter” wrapped up under the tree. 

What are some of the crazy requests from your kids this Christmas?