Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tis the Season...

I thought that when I had a child I'd really look forward to Christmas. Things aren't exactly like I thought they would be. Alexa has a very, very, small sense of whimsy (if any). She has a really hard time abandoning logical thought and just giving into the premise of a story, or a TV show or a book if it isn't totally realistic.

Santa falls into the category of things she has a hard time believing in. This was even before she tricked us into admitting that there wasn't a REAL Santa Claus. On the subject of Santa, her first visit to Santa was an absolute NO WAY! She wouldn't go near him. She luke-warmed up over the subsequent couple of years (and that's being generous), but she was never into the Santa mystique. I think we gave up trying to take her to see Santa around her 6th or 7th birthday. Practical and self-centered to the end, Christmas is all about Alexa and more importantly, gifts FOR Alexa. Thus, I give you Exhibit A, Alexa's Christmas list.


State of the Art - done in Photoshop, complete with clip art and red font lettering, non-sentimental, but stylish. No mention of how good she's been this year, but complete with stores or catalogs where items may be procured. No confusion over exactly what she wants...comes complete with pictures! No "Dear Santa" to start - or "Love, Alexa to finish. The bonus, we've been told, is that it's a pretty short list this year - she doesn't really want much!


Living with such an 'old' child is not exactly what I had in mind for Christmas!


3 comments:

Cousin Mehgan said...

A girl after my own heart... She is the BEST!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Hey, Cami wants that spa/tub from Am. Girl, too. $55 for a plastic tub? Ouch. My MIL found one at Target (quite simlilar) for about $15.00.

Lynn said...

OMG Donna; I'm just catching up on your blog and that Christmas List that Alexa made is GORGEOUS....gee I wonder where she gets that talent from? hmmmmmmmm! Well, did she get everything she wanted? How did she react when she opened everything? Was she happy? We finally had a happy Christmas this year; last year was a disaster, too long of a story to go into but Danny was happy this year and we alllllllllll know that when Danny is happy EVERYONE is happy! shame of shames. Hope all is well on your end! See you in March! xo Lynn