Junior is planning ahead for Christmas:o)) I see that she is now into lists (long ones!).... the Tesco catalogue...AND the Argos one, too.
Now, there are various expensive items on her wish list (computer, plasma tv, Wii, cd's, etc lol). She also wants fitted bedroom furniture, so she can have a more streamlined room, more floor space, etc. She's a 'bunger'...which means when she tidies up everything gets bunged away into any drawer, wardrobe, box, etc when there is no obvious place (in her eyes) for said items. Sigh.... So, she wants a more organised bunging system...hence fitted furniture...more storage:o))
Well, over the years she has figured out that some pressies/wrapping papers that end up under the tree on Christmas morning look mighty like some of the pressies/wrapping papers that we have had around in our house prior to Christmas. (Bad Mummy for not hiding them away properly!!) I got round this by telling her that I quite like buying gifts, too so some pressies under the tree are from me. Oooooooo!!! Eyes light up!! So, she has obviously churned this over in her head and figured out a foolproof way of getting her heart's desire at Christmas. I can buy her one part of wishlist and Santa can bring the other. She is, after all, a really, really, really good girl:o))) I muttered something along the lines of "won't a pen and a bag of nuts do?" sigh.....Sooooooo
We sort of had a 'talk'.
Junior now knows who Santa REALLY is...and the fitted bedroom stuff might/probably will arrive in time for her birthday next year. This is fine by J...'cos she has time to declutter and tidy up!!!
On hearing about this little 'talk'...Son No 1 is having none of it of course and tells her that Santa is alive and well and not to forget to leave out a mince pie and carrot. Son No 1 likes tradition. He tends to spoil his sis at this time of the year. 'Tis partly the kid in him and also generosity...his way! Told Son No 1 he now has a choice and can pay for either List One or List Two:o) Moneybags!!! Lol