Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WTF Wednesday ~ There Is Something Seriously Wrong With My Kids


As a child I knew that the holiday season started as soon as the toy magazines would arrive in the mail.  Back then it was mostly Toys R Us, Kmart, Sears (back when they used to sell a TON of toys…yeah I know, I’m dating myself with that one).  But as soon as they were in our mailbox my brother and I would negotiate which one we would look at first and the rotate until we both had made it through all of them.



After the initial looksie I began the methodical process of deciding which toys to circle and which pages to dog ear so that I would not forget to put it on my Christmas List. 



Once on the list, I would put stars next to the items that I definitely didn’t want my parents to miss.  A Christmas list is serious business people!



C’mon, you know you did the same thing!



The thing is.  My children…they don’t!! 



Okay, so I may have taken it to extremes but I had several years to build up to that extremeness. 



My boys didn’t even know what to ask Santa for this past weekend.


I mean to the point of running around the house chanting “I don’t know what to ask Santa for” over and over again. 



I had to get into the car with Big T (8) and Sweet Pea (5) on the morning of the day we were going to go see Santa and take them to the toy store so they could see what is out there. 



Did anyone else have to do that?  No?  Just me?  Thought so!



I’m either doing something really wrong or really right as their mother.



What kid doesn’t know what toy they want for Christmas?



WTF????



15 comments:

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

In that case, get them a book and a pair of socks each, that'd make them think harder next year, haha!

vinobaby said...

Get them underwear. My son explicitly told me this morning that Santa is NOT supposed to bring underwear like he did last year. (As if he didn't get a ton of other cool stuff). Sheesh!

Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year said...

haha! maybe that's a good thing. It's a lot harder to beat expectations when the expectations are low. :)

Natalie said...

LOL that is crazy! Usually kids have a list a mile long!

Christine @ Quasi Agitato said...

I think you are doing something right. This says to me they don't see a lot of commercials. Mad props on that one!

Julie said...

I'll trade you kids.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Alison,

Oh man! I would totally LOVE to see their faces on Christmas morning if all they got weresocks and a book! HA! If only I had the guts!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

vinobaby,

HA! Underwear! Brilliant!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Krista,

But it is SOOOO much harder to go shopping!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Natalie,

RIGHT?? I. DON'T. GET. IT!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Christine,

Thanks sweets! They don't really watch a lot of commercials courtesy of ON Demand!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Julie,

OOOHHH maybe we could switch off every other year?

Cass said...

Ahh, the big Sears toy book! Totally have good memories of that! And I don't know, only my oldest has a sense of what she wishes for for Christmas. HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW? ;P

Kate F. (@katefineske) said...

I think you MUST be doing something right :) - because they don't want for much! That's wonderful...

Missy said...

I'm a wee little bit jealous you have this "problem!" My youngest is to the point of putting things like blenders on her list!