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