Edith didn't write out a list this year, but she told us a few of the things she desires:
1. A puppy (stuffed)
2. A purse
3. Fun socks
Big did a fabulous job writing out his own list this time around.
The first thing on Bud's list surprised me a little, but I definitely wasn't surprised by #2. Bud discovered Parcheesi while on vacation for Thanksgiving and thought it was great. What I really love about his list is the super teeny 'iPod Touch' that has been squeezed in between numbers 10 and 11. Obviously he's hopeful but not very optimistic.
I was glad to see that Pen included something really practical on her list this year. It made me laugh, but she really does need a new mattress. She may be disappointed, but that and the leather jacket are probably a no-go. At least she provided us with a lot to choose from. I hope she's not too bummed when Santa brings the two of us matching dresses to wear to church. Dresses are on her list after all.
I really enjoy reading my kids' wish lists every year-- they are like little windows into their minds. I almost always learn something new about them. Plus, I appreciate the fact that the kids understand that just because it's on their list it doesn't mean they're going to get it. Appreciation for what they do receive abounds. Can't wait to see what Santa comes up with!