It was a big deal.
As we have gotten closer and closer to Christmas, our Little Princess has been commenting more and more about me and Dada not getting anything from Santa last year.
Savannah: “I hope you and Dada have been good this year, because Santa didn’t leave you any presents last year, and didn’t even leave coal in your stockings…that means you must have been on the naughty list!”
Me: “I think it’s because we forgot to send Santa a letter to let him know what we wanted…I got everything I wanted from Dada, and he got everything he wanted from me, so I guess we sort of took care of Santa’s job for him…”
Savannah: “Well, you better make sure you let Santa know what you want, because then you won’t have to spend money to buy presents since they’ll come from Santa instead.”
Ack! Trying to ‘influence’ her Santa gift decisions this year to work with our tightened budget has been falling flat…since each time I mention ‘maybe we should ask Santa for something a little less expensive’ her reply is “But if it’s coming from Santa, then it’s free, you won’t have to worry about it being too expensive!”
I sure love the way that child’s brain works…though she’s too smart for our own good sometimes! 😉 Luckily we were able to dissuade her from asking Santa for a trampoline this year…and she’s asking him for the toy she didn’t get last year (the one that was out of stock – her reasoning for not getting it was she wasn’t as ‘good’ as she could have been), so she’ll be happy to know she was ‘good enough’ this year to actually get it.
My hubby and I decided we are not going to exchange gifts with each other until after the first of the year so we can focus on the Little Princess instead (which is a relief – my hubby is so hard to buy for – if he wants/needs something, he’ll just go out and get it himself!). I did make sure, however, to pick up a few things that I need, and some fun and joke-type gifts for hubby to put under the tree ‘from Santa’. And of course a few funny/interesting/cheap trinkets for our stockings. That way we’ll have some ‘peace’ from the nagging for the next year. 😉