So now, after a long-winded explanation of my distaste for the Holidays (sorry!), I come to my point. What are your thoughts on the use of electronic wishlists for your children for holidays/birthdays (i.e. Target, Toys R Us or Amazon)?
At first, I was resistant to use such a tool. I felt like I was being somewhat "greedy". And, lets face it, it's like "registering" your child for gifts. It felt a bit wrong (given my current feelings on "asking" for gifts anyway). But...Tyler is now 4.5 and I've since gotten over the negatives. It has proven to be quite useful, and as each birthday or Christmas comes up, families continue to ask for the list to help them with their shopping. What do YOU think about them? I promise, no judgement here!
And...here are just a few of the items on my kids' "wislists" this year (with the help of Amazon.com of course!) And no, they're not getting ALL of this! I recycle the lists for the next birthday and refresh it with new items:
LEGO Ultimate Building Set
5. Wooden Barbarossa Pirate Ship & Pirate Figurines
Along with Bearnstein Bears books, superheros, the Green Lantern Jet, the game Operation (Toy Store version), a remote-controlled monster truck, light-up shoes, DVDs, leapster games for his Explorer and a few other odds and ends.
3. Fisher Price Laugh & Learn My Pretty Learning Purse
B is also asking for the start of our girlie DVD collection: Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid (yippee from mom!), a nuby bristle teether, a tub seat and a new crib toy. I also put a little playkitchen on her list, as well as a few toys she might use when she's finally walking (hopefully not for a while!).
Any other cute ideas, new toys/gadgets we've got to add to the wishlist for a 7 month old girl or a 4 year old energetic boy???