My daughter is 7. She loves to read and she loves dolls.
Her Chrismas list is the following:
A DS3 and an
She's obviously not getting any of these. But of course I can't tell her that so I'm struggling a bit to come up with an alternate list.
Last week as I was propping 17 stuffed animals up on her bed so that we could snuggle in and read a book it occurred to me - A HUSBAND!
I'll get her a husband for Christmas!
I said to her, "I JUST thought of something to get you for Christmas... but it's a surprise."
Surprise my ass. That girl is like a DOG on a BONE when she gets something in her mind.
She must have asked me 15 times in the next 2 minutes what I was thinking of until finally I gave in and said, "I'm going to get you a husband."
At which point she burst into tears and said, "I'm not ready to get married!"
It took me 15 minutes to calm her down enough to be able to explain that a husband is a giant pillow for reading in bed. Actually it was the words "As big as four pillow pets put together" that did it.
Now she can't wait for Christmas!
And of course both my boys want "husbands" too. This is going to be difficult to explain to MY husband.