Last week my sister, Beth, told me she gave Zach the Toys R Us catalogue and told him to circle what he wanted for Christmas. I thought this was a great idea, so when the Target toy catalogue showed up, I did the same thing. I handed it over to Sonya and told her to circle what she wanted. I did make it VERY clear that this did not mean she was getting everything she circled. I simply needed some ideas to give to the family for her birthday and to Santa for Christmas.
She took the catalogue and the pen and disappeared for about half an hour. Then she came back to me wanting to show me what she circled. The beginning of the catalogue was mostly toys for boys or girls. There was a circle here or there. She would say to me,
"I like this because it's Little Einsteins," or "this game looks like fun."
Then there were a few pages of boys toys where nothing was circled. THEN we got to the girl pages and oh my! I think every pink or princess thing on the page had a huge circle around it.
"I want this because it's so pretty," she said to me. "Oh and of COURSE I want THIS! It even has the new Princess from the Princess and the Frog movie," she remarked as she pointed to a pack of SEVEN princess dolls, all Barbie size. Great, just what THIS house needs, MORE dolls. Especially seven at once! Bring 'em on!
She continued to point things out to me and say how pretty this was or how much she REALLY wanted that. Then she got to a toy that was a doll who came with makeup. She pointed to it and said,
"This I really want too." Well of course, it's another doll! Then she stopped, looked up at me, put her hands up in the air and said, "Really, anything that's pretty or has makeup, I like."
Who would have guessed? So anyone shopping for Sonya for her birthday or Christmas, just keep that in mind. If it's pretty or has makeup, you're guaranteed she'll like it!