It’s that time of year again when children turn their thoughts to Christmas which inevitably leads to Santa and their wish list. Normally, I’m all for the list and even don’t mind them discussing it a little early so it gives me hints and ideas to keep an eye out for.
This year, however, I am in big trouble.
E wants a parrot. A real one. She has been on a parrot kick ever since her dad took her to the pet store and she saw this beautifully gorgeous one that’s rainbow colored. We told her she could get a hamster. She wants this bird. Would you like to know how much this bird costs?
That’s right. $3.00 shy of a full grand. Why don’t they add the $3.00 and call it a day? E was pretty disappointed that we couldn’t afford such an expensive pet. Not to be daunted though, she said she’d ask Santa. We had a pretty good response to this and explained to her that Santa knows our situation and would know that we couldn’t afford to take care of pet like that cause I’m sure it’s pretty expensive to care for a bird like that.
That worked for about a week.
Now she wants a robot, rainbow coloured parrot that talks. I told her that I didn’t know if Santa could get her that because I don’t know if they make that. To which she replied. “Santa and his elves can make anything, mom” like DUh.
So basically …. I’m screwed.
How would you handle this?