November 30, 2012

Something Wonderful: Kids, start your wishlists.


This morning my email brings the list above and this note:

I'm a long-time reader and very occasional commenter at AD. I thought you might enjoy the Christmas wish list my seven year-old son handed me last night.

A very merry Christmas season to you

I don't know about you, but the "Model Unicorn Painting Set" is something I wouldn't mind getting or giving. It would come in handy over the years to come. That and the fifty bucks.

Later: Rob DeWitt adds this in the comments. I can't disagree.


Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 30, 2012 10:40 AM
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Sounds like the ingredients for some strange Rube Golberg contraption. This seven year old should be watched.

Posted by: David McKinnis at November 30, 2012 11:29 AM

By all means, get the kid a banjo. You'll be glad you did.....

Posted by: Rob De Witt at November 30, 2012 1:42 PM

I would strongly encourage the banjo. A five-string open back should do very nicely.

Posted by: random coolzip at November 30, 2012 2:21 PM

Off topic: Does anyone know what happened To Capt. Dave? Flight Level 390 has disappeared from the blogosphere. I miss him.

Posted by: Roger in Republic at November 30, 2012 2:51 PM

My 8 year old asked for a ukelele. She is going to get it.

Posted by: at November 30, 2012 5:46 PM

Steve Martin would agree.

Posted by: Potsie at November 30, 2012 7:11 PM

What a perfect interlude in the madness! It's why this is still my first stop every morning.


Posted by: Joan of Argghh at December 1, 2012 5:58 PM

Um, is this from an Obamaphone famiy? What's with the unicorn painting set? Or is that mandatory for school now?

Posted by: at December 2, 2012 5:18 AM

Six-year-old nephew, when asked what he wants for Christmas, answered simply, "Gum." That's a big improvement over last year when he asked for a dinosaur head to hang on his wall.

The year before that, when he was four, he wanted a "phonics kit." I was rather puzzled, until I realized he meant the Snap Circuit electronics kit.

In any case, this year I'm getting him a gumball machine filled with gum. It should be a fun Christmas morning for him and his siblings.

Posted by: Anna at December 8, 2012 10:00 PM