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Waiting for Santa

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Bunch Sun 15-Nov-15 12:31:54

I asked my nearly six year old grandson what he would like for Christmas the other day. Without hesitation he said "a hundred pounds please". Since when, my daughter tells me, and clearly in anticipation of his wish being granted, he's been googling it to see what it looks like. Other items on his Christmas list include: an Iphone 6s, a statute of himself and a servant dog ..... I'm a tad concerned! It's fair to say however that he is somewhat individualistic! Just wonder if any of you have a grandson like mine?

WilmaKnickersfit Sun 15-Nov-15 12:35:29

WOW Bunch that's a very unusual list, but I like his style - what an imagination! grin

rosesarered Sun 15-Nov-15 12:58:03

Well, mine want Lego and Trains, a bit more affordable.grin

Teetime Sun 15-Nov-15 13:00:19

Love the idea of a statue of himself - destined for great things- has he picked out the site for his monolith?

grannyqueenie Sun 15-Nov-15 13:31:39

Love it, nothing wrong with being "individual" in my book! My 8 year old grand daughter asked me to sit with her while composing a letter to Santa, on the computer of course. I commented that some things seemed a bit expensive and asked her what I should do if I couldn't afford to buy them for her. She thought about it and said it didn't matter I could just give her a kiss and a big cuddle instead...then added maybe she could have just a little present as well. Lovely to see that she's beginning to see what's really valuable in life, the love of a caring family, not lots of "stuff".

numberplease Sun 15-Nov-15 22:24:52

A few years ago, 2 of my grandchildren wrote out their lists for Santa, with the "help" of the Argos catalogue. Jenny, aged 8, filled 3 pages of my writing pad, her brother Mitchell, aged 5, wrote down 3 items, none of them expensive, what a difference between siblings.

Deedaa Sun 15-Nov-15 22:45:29

I love the thought of a statue Bunch and the servant dog is a great idea. Very wise to want to know what £100 actually looks like - you wouldn't want to be disappointed when it arrives grin

WilmaKnickersfit Sun 15-Nov-15 23:11:08

numberplease your mention of the Argos catalogue reminded me of when my two little step-nieces showed me all the things they were expecting Father Christmas to bring them.

What made me smile was the number of things they'd chosen as joint presents. They'd decided there was more chance of getting certain things if they both asked for it! I thought it was a clever strategy and one that would never in a million years have occurred to me and my brothers! grin

Deedaa Mon 16-Nov-15 22:03:03

DD has reminded me that GS1 once asked for his own Genie, which seemed a very useful idea. Sadly it never materialised. confused

soontobe Tue 17-Nov-15 07:06:40

I am sorry to say, but I would be alarmed too.

It may be just his individualism, but it could be expected to be expressed rather differently I would have thought.