"I want a little sister for Christmas"

@foxyfire33 (10007)
United States
December 10, 2007 6:14pm CST
That's what our going on 5 year old son said. Except...and this is the funny part...he didn't mean that he wants us to have a baby. He wants us (and I'm telling this exactly how he said it to us) to buy a little girl elf from Santa! He said he doesn't want any more babies but wants a little girl his size to come live with us. That's what he meant by "little" sister...a little girl as opposed to the three big sisters he already has (they're 7, 12 and 15). What funny things have your children asked for for Christmas, birthdays or other holidays?
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
11 Dec 07
Okay, that's adorable. I would have thought with three big sisters he might want a little brother. My oldest refused to go to the hospital to see her new little brother and asked if we could send him back. She loves him now. lol.
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
11 Dec 07
Oh no, he has enough brothers...he's the middle brother of 5 boys! We're a blended family. The 2 1/2 year old was scared of the new baby when we first brough him home last year. He was not quite 19 months old at the time and was terrified of this tiny little thing that moved and cried. Wouldn't go near him for a whole week and then when he did if the baby touched him he'd run off crying.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
11 Dec 07
Oh my! Five little boys and three sisters? Girl, you're my new super hero.
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
11 Dec 07
LOL well don't get too excited, they aren't all here and they aren't all mine...but close...4 boys and 2 girls for me. Including everyone, the oldest is 17 1/2 and the youngest is 1 so it isn't as crazy as it sounds....but THANKS!
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@ky1119 (699)
• United States
11 Dec 07
That's too funny. When my son lost his first tooth, we were talking about putting his tooth under his pillow for the tooth fairy to come and bring him some money and take his tooth while he was sleeping. He looked thoughtful for a second and then said to me "Mom, I want the tooth fairy to bring me a wad of cash!" I laughed so hard. Kids are so funny.
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
11 Dec 07
Aww the tooth fairy visits! We haven't had one of them in a while. It certainly does make you wonder how they come up with things sometimes!
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@pastorkayte (2255)
• United States
11 Dec 07
My daughter asked Santa to bring her big sister a new house so that she could hurry up and move out, that was four years ago and now that my oldest daughter is gone she is asking him to bring her back.
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
11 Dec 07
Aww that's so cute! It's funny how that sister relationship works sometimes! his same little boy was pretty upset when his oldest brother went out on a date not long ago. The little guy told the girlfriend "You can't take him! He's ours!"
@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
11 Dec 07
Awwwww that was too cute. he wants a lil sister so that he will have someone to play with.
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
11 Dec 07
The funny thing is he has two little brothers here to play with all the time but wants a sister instead.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
11 Dec 07
Why did that sound like a premise to some semi-warped anime?! =P Okay okay, once you are done laughing I'll make the rest of my post. .. .. .. I think what he said was silly and in a way cute. Be sure not to forget it! And how does one buy a little girl elf from Santa anyways? I know the guy and he doesn't have any frequent-buyer elf programs (or well... that's what his lawyers say). Fun discussion and thanks for sharing Foxy. Hope my reply got *at least!* a chuckle or snicker!
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
11 Dec 07
Definitely some snickers...would have been an all out laugh but the evil FIL is watching his precious WWE so we must all be super quiet...the slightest laugh might send him over the edge.
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• Canada
11 Dec 07
OMG that is toooo cute. I can't think of anything out of the ordinary that my son has asked for LOL he just mispronounces words LOL
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
11 Dec 07
Oh those things are cute too! We have "hollipops" and "hoolaloops" and the 2 1/2 year old calls the baby "Icky" but not to be mean, the baby is Nicky but brother can't quite say it right yet!
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
11 Dec 07
Awwwwwwwwww that is so sweet and I hope that you will of course get him the little Elf Sister
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
12 Dec 07
I want to at least get him one of those big elf doll/decoration type things but am worried that MIL will pack it away with the Christmas things and that would totally devastate him...and no, telling her not to would do no good, it's her house she'll do what she wants regardless of who things belong to.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 07
I just do not understand People like her I really don't why can't she let the Child have her wish I hope you can sort something I really do
@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
12 Dec 07
I wish I understood it too. Basically she doesn't care for my parenting style and does everything in her power to go against me. Last night she went off about the pajamas I put my son in...regular top and bottoms rather than footies. He hates socks when he's sleeping (and doesn't really like footies either) so I let him be barefoot. Sure I know it gets chilly at night and he kicks his blankets off but as long as he's comfortable I don't see the problem. I have found clothes that I bought, with tags still on, packed away because she didn't like them. Same with toys and other things I'd get for them.
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12 Dec 07
Whenever i ask my 18 month old son what he wants for christmas he says he wants santa for christmas. Everytime he sees toy cars in shops he says he wants them and looks at me with a face he thinks i can't refuse. But whenever i ask him what he wants he says he wants nothing or santa, which is quite funny. Maybe we'll buy him a soft toy santa, lol. ~Joeys wife
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
12 Dec 07
I bet a little toy Santa will make him the happiest little boy! It's funny the little things they come up with like that.
• United States
11 Dec 07
Awwww, those are all so cute! The only funny one on our lists so far is the four year old's request for her own refrigerator. That kid always seems to be hungry and she wants her own so she doesn't have to always ask to get food and she'd only put food she likes in it, hehe.
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
12 Dec 07
OH my goodness! I thought my child would be the only one to make such an odd request! In addition to the sister/elf he also asked for his own refrigerator...filled with pizza.
• United States
11 Dec 07
Well, I am waiting for days of funny sayings and requests (my son is 16 months). The closest I get are things like yesterday. We had a bad day. Marcus was fussy all morning. I didn't feel so well and I had my husbands Christmas party to attend. When we were getting ready for him to go to grandma's for the evening he started clapping and saying, "gotta go, gotta go". He loves getting out of the house and doing things, even trips to the store make him happier (as long as we aren't shopping too long, he hates being stuck in the cart!)
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
12 Dec 07
Ohhh that's so sweet! My youngest is almost 13 months old so we'll be getting into that stage again soon. I just love it when sounds start to come together into little phrases like that. The most we've gotten is something resembling bye-bye and daddy strung together except the ba's and da's were all sort of mixed together but I think that was what he was trying to say.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
11 Dec 07
aww thats too darn cute,well my babies are still young but my one son did say that his daddy goes to work to make money honey,which is very cute.pattie
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
12 Dec 07
"money honey" that's so cute!
@biggerb (2028)
• India
11 Dec 07
That was real cute.My son wanted something like this, he wanted to have an older brother.He had no clue about it.When questioned from where to get one he mentioned the shop we always go to.Since everything is available there he just thought he get himself an older brother to play with.
@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
12 Dec 07
I love that sweet child innocence that thinks everything can be solved with a trip to the store! I remember wanting an older brother and when I found out it wasn't possible I convinced myself that I was adopted and had a brother out there some where...I guess you can tell I never was close to my sisters.
• India
11 Dec 07
something similar is asked by my son too.she had a little brother with whom he doesn't get along as he has to share his things so he wants a girl baby for his sibling..he keeps asking why did u bring a boy baby from god.as i told him on asking how the baby came to the home.i told that god has given the baby to him..so he is all parying that this time it sud be a girl baby who doesn't share his things and who can sing and dance!!
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
11 Dec 07
Your little guy sounds adorable! I'm sure someday he'll appreciate having a little brother instead of a sister.
@jothis (518)
• India
11 Dec 07
Thats funny. Your son also feeling the loneliness. So cute wish u a happy Xmas
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
11 Dec 07
LOL I'm not sure how he could be lonely, he's the 6th child in a blended family of 8 total children...but it's still cute!
• United States
14 Dec 07
Awe. That's so cute! My sons asked for a little sister too! We adopted our sons and this will be their second Christmas with us. We are trying hard to get them a little sister but, there is just no way we will be able to get one by Christmas.
@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
14 Dec 07
Aww! Good luck with getting the little sister. Maybe by next Christmas you'll have one for them. It seems like the parents who REALLY want children have to jump through hoops to get them while so many people who shouldn't be parents only have to hop in bed for 2 minutes.
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@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
12 Dec 07
haha that is too cute!
@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
12 Dec 07
Yep, that's my boy!