So they sat at the table and wrote out their lists. I left them to it, had no involvement in what was being written down, made no judgement on what they had written until they had finished. Thing 4 took it as a spelling test and tried his best to spell out everything that he wanted but clearly didn't think Santa would mind that his handwriting was all over the place!. Thing 5 scribbled happily across the paper and then told his older sister what it was that he wanted and she wrote on his list too.
Thing 3's list is so sweet. Ever practical she wants a hot water bottle for when it gets cold, a wooly hat in case it snows and some fluffy socks. With some stationery, an iPod case and a few other bits thrown in she kept her list modest (and fairly easy on Santa's purse strings!)
On top of those requests her list continues but with more reasonably priced gifts. Stationery again from Thing 2. The 2 girls love stationery and always need it for school so 'Santa' is always happy to try and find lots of funky new pens, pencils, pencil cases, note books etc... to put in their stockings. I am also pleased to see the stationery Advent calendar is back in Smuggle this year so may let them both have one of those too.
I will be truthful and say that this is the first time I have sat them down and asked them to write their lists, usually I will just ask them every now and again what they would like as I need to let Santa know. I'm glad that they all sat down and wrote them out, I've kept them so I can send them off as they requested me to do asap!
Have your children written their lists yet? Do you have any request for a new puppy or some pickled onions? Have you started your Xmas shopping yet?