Last Christmas was Maggie’s first experience where she really knew what was happening and she was SO. EXCITED. in the weeks leading up to it. We went to sit on Santa’s lap (no tears!) and Santa came to our neighborhood on a firetruck and gave her Finding Nemo (which just HAPPENED to be the exact same thing we had bought for her- COINCIDENCE!) She was super into the whole Santa Thing and finally got the ‘He Brings Me Presents!’ thing.
When the big Target toy catalog thing came in the mail last week, you can imagine her delight. She KNOWS Christmas is coming and that means PRESENTS. Right?
Just to see what would happen, I gave her a crayon and told her to go through the book and circle anything she might want. It went just about how you’d imagine…
A Zhu Zhu pet! Of course! She only has one… she calls it her ‘skinny pig’ (guinea pig).
Nevermind the fact that she already has a shopping cart. Only hers isn’t pink.
This is where it starts getting kind of funny. SHE ONLY CIRCLES THE PINK THINGS. She’s very careful not to circle anything non-girly. On just about every single page.
Except this page- she circled that monster/ogre thing. I have no idea what that is, and I’m 99.9% sure she doesn’t either. BUT! A little GIRL is playing with it! SO SHE MUST HAVE IT, ZOMG!
Then there are a few pages of boy-type toys. Blocks, trains, building things. SKIPPED. SKIPPED. SKIPPED.
aaaand… we’re back to pink.
(She even got the coupon section. Hey! At least she’s trying to save Santa some cash!)
She also already has a kitchen. But hers isn’t PIIIINNNKKK!
A little light on that page… perhaps she got distracted by something shiny. Or pink.
That page might be my favorite. She finds the one pink thing and it gets a circle. Even though she ALREADY HAS A PINK PRINCESS BIKE EXACTLY LIKE THAT. ha
Don’t forget the back cover! The best gift of all- a BOX OF PRINCESSES! OMG MOMMY! PRINCESSES!!!!!
Clearly we are doing something wrong. And clearly, we need to get this kid a book about the REAL meaning of Christmas.
You know, COOKIES.