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What’s on your shopping list?

Posted by idawrites on November 24, 2009 in Children, Christmas List, Gifts |

A few weeks ago, trying to get a jump on the season, I asked all of the children for their Christmas gift wish lists. I’m always astounded in the LITTLE ways that our children show their differences.

13 year old Sierra immediately left the room, went to her sister’s book case, pulled down a book and pulled out her list to hand to me.  Hmmm.. guess she was thinking about it.

My 11 year old Faitha (not to be outdone) came back an hour or so later with her list colorfully done with alternating list items written in Christmas red and green.

Last night, 16 year old Anna pulled out her artist’s pad and pencil sketched drawings of all of the items on her list and turned it in with a grin.

🙂 Our young college women replied via email and we haven’t gotten anything yet from Geoff.

One thing I noticed about their lists (well our college aged daughters didn’t have a list… just one item each) is that they all contained some pretty practical wishes. Nothing outlandish this year. Nobody asked for a pony or a car or a trip to Spain. I guess the frugal living mindset is really trickling down to all of them.

Seeing their excitement … and all their lists… is starting to get me in the mood for the holidays. So I’m nosy… what’s on your list? Care to share what you’re hoping for this Christmas/Hanukkah/Yule/gift giving season?

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