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Do you find buying kids Christmas presents a little frustrating???

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive November 2006: Do you find buying kids Christmas presents a little frustrating???
By Beth on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 09:36 pm:

My dd 5 has changed her mind like 10 times. She has something different every couple of days that she wants. Today it was some obscure things like a slushee maker and some kind of tool that puts jewels in her hair. She sees these things on tv and I am supposed to know where to get them. There is one thing that she has been admant about. A my little pony castle. Well I wouldn't have such a problem with it if she didn't have 4 types of doll houses already. Some she plays with some she doesn't even touch. She does play with her pony's though. I asked her can't the pony's just use the Barbie House? She looked at me like I had three heads. LOL!! I mean they look the same to me. These houses are not cheap either. I shouldn't stress out about it but I don't want her to be disappointed. I don't want to over indulge her but I within our budget I want to get what will make her happy. I tried telling her tonight that Santa may not know where to get a slushee machine. She wouldn't buy that.

By Cocoabutter on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 09:43 pm:

Ugh! I go through the same thing!

What I have done for my son is give him a piece of paper (he is 10 now, but you can help you dd with this) and tell him to make out his list. When he is done, I tell him that he is most definitely NOT getting everything on it, but will get at least some of the things on it. He puts the most important things at the top and down in order of importance.

Good luck!

By Luvn29 on Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 08:55 am:

Well, if you want to get her the slushee machine, they have the kid's icee version at Wal-mart, and they also have older versions of the slushee machines that probably work better, and make more at a time. The Icee brand doesn't make very much. But if you try Wal-mart, or Target or someplace like that, you should find some options.

I'm pretty lucky with my kids. Ashton always has one or two things that he wants more than anything else, and he sticks to it. There's always other things that he would like, but only one or two things that he really wants.

My dd, however, is not picky. She hasn't really given me something she would really like to have. She says she likes to be surprised, and she is always genuinely happy with what she gets. That makes it a little difficult, but this year I had an a-ha moment! I know she is going to be estatic over her main gift this year, and I'm so excited!

By Dandjmom on Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 10:44 am:

Beth I'm cracking up here.

I have to say you walked right into that one, can't my little pony live at Barbie's house? Oh I can imagine the look, with my daughter (11 yo who by the way asked for a doll house this year also) would have been followed by I'm so glad no one heard you say that. But I can relate , when I was a little one Brooke Shields could not play in Barbie's pool she had to have her own.

But yes they do have the slushee machines at Wal-Mart, Target the kiddie ones. As far as the pony castle I can't say thats really your call. Again my daughter she asked for a doll house she had a used one from my aunt but it was time for the garbage. I searched and searched becasue they are so expensive and it has to be the doll's house that the doll is they can't live or play in no one else's house. So she is into Bratz, they have three versions of doll houses out , there cheapest was 129.99 at toys r us , I saw it last week at Target's for 89.99 but to far along with my shopping and too tired to take it back. and then risk the one at Target's being gone.

So good luck in getting what she wants and hopefully she won't change her mind again too soon.

By Annie2 on Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 04:14 pm:

Too funny!

Have your dd make out a list, maybe of five things, number one being the most important to her and send it off together to Santa.

Buy her the first two on her list and wait until closer to XMas to buy the rest or something you think that she will like.

When she comes up with something else just remind her that Santa has her list and has to make the toys. Tell her that she can always add these new things to her birthday wishes. :)

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