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What Vivi Wants vs. What Vivi Gets

By caseymullins |

Dear Santa, iPad please. Love, Vivi

Dear Vivi, Try again kid. Love, Santa.

Vivi’s second Christmas is just around the corner and she has absolutely no idea. We could give her a box and she’d be happy. Addie has made at least a dozen Christmas lists for both herself and her baby sister. “Vivi doesn’t know what to ask for, so I’ll just ask for her. Is that okay?” Sure Addie, that’s fine. The only problem is Addie thinks Vivi wants Barbie Dolls and Legos. (The little ones, not the big kid friendly ones, even those ones still hurt to step on.) Given that Cody and I will be playing Santa we have different ideas of what will be waiting for Vivi under the tree come Christmas morning.

That doesn’t mean that Vivi doesn’t have her own ideas of what she’d like if she could ask Santa for a few bits and baubles. Addie at least understands that she won’t be getting an iPad, Vivi on the other hand would not only like one, she’d probably end up in tears at the Apple store demanding one if I were dumb enough to take her in there. (Thankfully I’m not. That Vivi, she’s a spirited little creature.)

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What Toddlers Want vs. What Toddlers Get

What Vivi Wants:

A farm tractor. The big wheels! All the stuff to climb on! THE KNOBS! The steering wheel! The loud engine! The go! go! go! What Vivi doesn't realize is while the tractor she saw in Ohio had a dozen farm cats living underneath it, cats are not standard issue when one buys a new tractor.

What does your toddler want vs. what they’re actually going to get?


More of Casey on Toddler Times:

10 Toddler Discoveries at 18 Months

What Vivi and my Cats have in Common

Baby’s first Blowout

Find more of Casey’s writing on her blog moosh in indy or her Babble Voices site Shutterlovely. She’s also available on twitter, facebook, flickr and Instagram. If you can’t find her any of those places? Check the couch, she’s probably taking a nap.

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Casey Mullins is a writer, photographer, and nice person living in Indianapolis with her two little girls, husband, and a one eyed cat. She writes regularly at her personal blog moosh in indy and can be found trolling local bakeries and napping whenever possible. Read bio and latest posts → Read Casey's latest posts →

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One thought on “What Vivi Wants vs. What Vivi Gets

  1. Steph says:

    Thanks for sharing, these are great toys and I think I’ll get some of the books and the wow bump for my 16 m old. He loves loves loves dogs too.
    Btw, I love your posts. Your writing style is warm and funny and you always share something useful…and I like a lot of your views and ideas.

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