My sister wrote about our strange family tradition of hanging our letters to Santa outside on Thanksgiving weekend for the elves to pick up, and it reminded me that I needed to get the girls going on their lists. We're lucky in that the girls have yet to figure out that they're supposed to get lots of loot for Christmas. In past years, they've each gotten two or three presents from us and a few presents from Santa, plus some easy stocking stuffers like tape, which is usually their favorite gift each year.
They just brought me their Christmas lists, and they're very funny.
Harry Potter CD
Nancy Drew costume
Nancy Drew books
Harry Potter clue game
Math for Smarty Pants book
The Dangerous Book for Boys
I love that she mostly wants books for Christmas - not video games or Hannah Ray Cyrus clothing or movies.
Here's Lily's list; it's a bit more varied
Santa will pick two or three items from each list and be done with it. I've already got some presents stashed away. I think I'll be doing most of shopping online this year to avoid having to drag the baby to the store.
Tonight we'll hang these lists out for Santa's elves along with a piece of bread - in case the elves are hungry.