Around this time of year, we begin the long, exciting process of "Christmas List Composition". Year after year, I sit with my munchkins in the weeks before Christmas and we "wish".
Every time a new toy magazine arrives they wait their turn (sometimes not so patiently) to peek through and circle their wishes. They wish, and wish and wish. I love the wishing process because the house is quiet with concentration. I love any activity that quiets the house. Peace.
And since I have yet to successfully grow a money tree in our backyard, the munchkins don't receive unless it's their birthday or a major holiday. This makes wishing oh-so much fun. The possibilities are endless.
As Thanksgiving approaches, and sales begin, I can get a little head start on these "wishes". Purchasing Christmas gifts and delegating gift assignments is like rocket science around here. Grandparents, uncles, aunts and Santa all need to have their assignments straight or the weeks after Christmas are return misery.
Thus the need for Wish Lists before Thanksgiving.
Mommyhood does have a stance on wishing. My munchkins must be selective when it is time to write out the list. They ask for what they want so badly they can't wait to see if the Elves hammered it together in their workshop. There are millions of children that Santa needs to visit, and the elves can only make each child so many gifts. Therefore, if you ask for 50, and the elves have to decide what to make, they may choose the 10 you want the least.
So choose wisely.
My Mommyhood Wish List Tip for young munchkins is simple: Cut and Paste.
Although prices and item #'s may not survive the cutting process. Which is usually the case here.
I love easy. And I truly love wishing. Brings back the memories and it makes for very happy, excited munchkins.
Bring on the wish books!