At dinner tonight we were asking Girl what she wants for her birthday which is coming up on the 23rd of December.
Girl: Well since Santa doesn't have a whole lot of money I'd like you guys to get me the dog.
(What dog - you ask? This one! The one I convinced her Santa wasn't going to bring because he had to make toys for all the other kids and couldn't get this and everything else she wanted on her list.)
Of course we told her that Mommy and Daddy don't have that kind of money either!
We continued this conversation hinting around about a new bike (which is what we planned on getting her) but she never really caught on.
Her next suggestion - a Nintendo DS.
(I'm sure most of you know what this is, but here it is just in case you don't. Yet another $120+ gift.)
We then went on to tell her that she already has a Leapster and she wasn't getting another hand held video game system. We also told her how when we were kids we didn't have any type of hand held video games - and we played with actual toys. Not TV and video games!
Her response: You guys didn't even have cable when you were kids!
Wow! She must think we're ancient! And to think we use to think that our parents only had black and white TVs if they had one at all.
My how the world changes with each generation!