The other day she handed me an addendum. "That's not how this works," I told her. "You only get one list."
Then, a day later she asked to have it back so that she could edit it. Seriously, kid, give it a rest.
A few of the items on her list are pretty straightforward and yes, she's getting them. She wants a dress form for sewing and a table for laying out patterns and whatnot. Some of her gift "suggestions" are dumb but I'm buying them anyway, such as this bird in a cage.
What's on the addendum, you ask? A Netflix subscription, Darn Yarn (I thought it said Damn Yarn but I'll take her word for it), and a bunch of sports stuff: a new helmet, a soccer ball, a basketball, and a volleyball. What's weird about these items is that my kid has almost zero interest in sports. We took her to a hockey game last weekend and I seriously don't think she glanced at the ice even once.
Here's the stuff she's definitely not getting:
- A "gineau" pig. Ha ha ha ha! I actually thought about it for half a second and then remembered who would be taking care of the "gineau" pig. My to-do list is plenty long already, thankyouverymuch.
- Orbeez foot spa. Ha ha ha ha! If you're not sure why this one is a problem, I would encourage you to look carefully at the picture.
- Karaoke machine with microphone. I don't want to buy a cheap one and I don't want to invest in an expensive one, so there you go.