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    Default Santa not bringing what he asked for

    DS is 7- for Christmas, he is getting a bike and a camera. But he really wants a PS3 and the Skylanders game. Obivously, it wasn't on my list. My nephew however (5) is getting the Skylanders game for Christmas. I can just see this not going in my favour. DS will be devestated.

    Have you ever been the Santa that didn't bring what was on the wishlist?

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    Default Santa not bringing what he asked for

    DD1 was most disappointed last year that santa didnt bring her a rainbow unicorn !
    Apparently thats what she asked santa for but didnt tell anyone but santa.

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    Santa never brought me what I asked for.
    But when you think about it, it's a gift. If you ask for it then its almost like you're demanding it, perhaps start giving your ds the idea that any gift that Santa brings will be amazing even if its not what he asked for?

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    Maybe start talking up the bike and a camera...in a subtle way obviously!

    I always used to change my mind at last minute when I was younger so mum had to pick a gift then try and steer me towards in in the month leading up to Christmas.

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    Throughout the years my kids have mentioned "Santa never brings us what we ask for :/" but on Christmas day they never care, they love what they get regardless. I also make sure that if I don't plan on giving them their top choice of 'big' present, I always get them one of the 'small' presents they asked for. So they always get something that they've asked for, just not necessarily they top choice. Obviously they choose to ignore this fact when they do the "Santa never brings us what we want" comments...

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    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    Santa never brought me what I asked for.
    But when you think about it, it's a gift. If you ask for it then its almost like you're demanding it, perhaps start giving your ds the idea that any gift that Santa brings will be amazing even if its not what he asked for?
    So very true. Isn't it sad that sometimes we need to be reminded of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaliyahsmummy View Post
    Maybe start talking up the bike and a camera...in a subtle way obviously!

    I always used to change my mind at last minute when I was younger so mum had to pick a gift then try and steer me towards in in the month leading up to Christmas.
    Oh and yes absolutely do this!

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    We are getting most of the things DS is asking for but we also are getting other stuff. I was very proud when he wrote his letter to santa, most of the stuff he asked for was stuff he wanted his brother to get. Only like 2 things he asked for himself and the rest he was asking for DS2.

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    DS is 10 this year, so the Christmas list has been getting more expensive for some time.

    When he was about 6 and wanted an iPod we told him that Santa couldn't bring electrical equipment/ technology because you had to have your mum and dad's permission to get that and Santa didn't have time to do that ... Worked for us for a while, so just a suggestion!

    My girlfriend also ran the line that the north pole didn't have the same power supply adapters so you couldn't ask for anything that needed to be plugged in ...

    Being Santa is a bit tricky!

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    I find having lots of other little things to open is a good distraction.

    Honestly though, the best memories I have of presents as a child are the surprise ones. So much more exciting!

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