Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The "Iwannas"

So, my daughter has a serious case of the "Iwannas". As in, every toy commercial that comes on television, she says "I want that". I'm thisclose to banning Nickelodeon in our house until after the holidays.

Am I the only one going through this? I realize, of course, that is the point of advertising toys on Nick. Toy manufacturers want kids to see their commercials and beg, and I do mean beg, their parents to buy them. Or ask Santa for them. And naturally, Abby falls for it every time. Darn that 4 year old mentality!

What's even worse is that our Christmas list has been finalized for weeks. I've already bought everything the kids are getting, so the gameplan cannot change now. The play's been called and the ball's been snapped. My Christmas shopping is D-O-N-E, done. She can't be changing her mind this late in the game.

I've been trying to steer her back on course everytime I hear rustlings of discontentment. So far it's working. I think. Who can really tell? Darn that 4 year old mentality!

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