I listened carefully this year to the kids' wishes. DD talked non-stop about Dora and the Prancing Pegasus, and Bye-Bye Baby Chou Chou. Her birthday was in November, and she got Dora and the Prancing Pegasus. She reacts with emotion, whether excitement or disappointment. She was beyond thrilled and it has been played with daily for the last month. (However the darn Pegasus is taking a beating....it has one gimpy leg and the wings are temperamental about opening up already.) Santa scored Bye-Bye Baby Chou Chou at good price! I was so excited! DS was exposed to Guitar Hero on a recent trip with friends and that was the item on the top of his list....for the last month or so. DH and I hunted for the best deal, and tried to decided which "instruments" made the most sense for our house. We decided on the Guitar Hero World Tour edition with the dual guitars. Perfect!
Except, it's not. DD was playing with a little girl recently who had Baby Alive Baby Go Bye Bye. A much cheesier option, I'll add. And as we trekked through Target's toy department recently, she pointed to Baby Alive Baby Go Bye Bye and said that was the doll she wanted! I showed her Baby Chou Chou and told her this was the one she asked for. "I don't want THAT one, I want THIS one!" Damn.
At dinner last night, DS was counting down the days till Christmas. DH asked him what he was most hoping to get. His response....Madden '09 for the Playstation!!!! What happened to Guitar Hero??? Needless, to say, the shopping is finished and neither child will be getting their "revised" top pick. The whole point of the list is to stick to it!!