Well, has the child/ren in your life submitted their Christmas lists yet? Mine sure has! My 8 (soon to be 9) yr. old daughter has BEEN giving her list for awhile now. She recently wrote it down just to make sure that mom and dad wouldn't miss a thing this year! Not that it will be filled down to the letter, doubtful, but we'll try to at least get some of what is on it. Like any typical child, every time there's a commercial for a toy, she points it out with, "I want that." That phrase is getting old in our apartment lately!
So, some of the things on her list? Littlest Pet Shop Digital Planner, Nintendo DS and game or Gameboy (a biggie), Fur Real stuffed dog or cat, a microscope with a science kit, Pixols (not sure of spelling-a craft kit on TV), one of those electronic flying planes (she's a little bit of a tomboy), and much more. Those are the priority ones.
Well, we'll do our best as the money comes in. Hopefully, I'll get my polymer clay crafts done and sell several to help out with that.
Anyway, I was thinking today that most kids have a wishlist (so do adults). But the most important thing a child can have is love and respect. By respect, I mean allowing them to speak what they are thinking without getting down on them and giving them room to grow in their own way. Of course, they need guidance, but sometimes we parents micromanage our kids so much we don't give them room to think and discover answers on their own. They will make mistakes, but so did we-so DO we, as adults. That's how we all learn.
Well, that's it for now. Hope your child's or children's wish list/s goes well for you. Above all, I hope you give plenty of love and respect to your child/ren, as I'm sure you do.
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