Halloween and Rob's birthday both behind us we enter into my territory.....
Having pulled out my Santa card on Thomas weeks ago I am gutted to admit the novelty has started to gradually wear off. Santa's all powerful gift control no longer makes my 3 year old stop in his naughty tracks. I guess naughtiness is just more alluring than gifts to this child. (Lucky me when he is older).
Last week was half term from school and Rob was away in Scotland with work so the kids and I went to stay at my mum's where I got to share bunk beds with Thomas. (I am actually thinking that bunk beds are the way forward, having returned last night and slept in my own bed I sadly missed the bunk beds. I am thinking we need some for our room. All the convenience and company of having Rob close by but without the inconvenience of his cover hogging and trampolining style turning over, maybe I'll just have to suggest it.)
Anyhow during such visit we ended up in a shop that sold toys. To which Thomas reacts by requesting one by one each and every toy on their shelves. To which I respond like I always do, "well we can't buy any right now because if we do Santa won't know what to bring you" the combination of too many late nights at nanny's house and pure greed resulted in him not being completely satisfied with that response.
Finally he was happy to buy nothing if we could write his list to Santa right away when we got back to Nanny's house, just to be sure he didn't forget anything that he really needed Santa to bring him.
Thomas: (FYI 'mash up' is what the boys do with their dad roughly translates as wrestling)
Diego Rescue Pack
Golden Coin Maker (thank you Nickelodeon for putting this idea into his head BTW)
A Game with Monkeys
A new DVD of a stagecoach
A mash up stage
A jigsaw with an animal picture
A water squirting game
A kicker man to mash up
A mash up turtle
Peppa Pig Ball (Previous 5 are due to him getting slightly distracted and just naming whatever he saw as he looked around Nanny's house, he does the same thing in his prayers, very entertaining to get an inventory of his bedroom each night)
Brand new white car (which I am hoping is actually for me)
Peppa Pig house with beds
Dora Back Pack
Diego Rescue Pack (not that he's completely obsessed or anything)
So there we have it.
So now that it is officially Christmas I am off to break out my Frank and Bing CD's and the kiddo's are watching Mickey Mouse's Once Upon a Christmas as I type.
Ho! Ho! Ho!