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kids request sensible Christmas gifts

kids request sensible Christmas gifts My 12 year old wants a pony. She’s so serious, she wrote a two page paper on why. This is the priceless letter we just received from her:

*Sorry, the author requested I remove her letter.

What does a parent say to that?

kids request sensible Christmas gifts
Now, if that wasn’t enough to swallow, my 10 year old son told me (in all seriousness) that all he wants for Christmas is a monkey. A real, live throwing-poo-around-their-cage monkey. Nothing else. Then he spent about an hour researching pet monkeys online. He is completely convinced it’s an excellent idea and having a pet monkey around the house would be no trouble at all. And why wouldn’t you ask for a monkey when your sister is convinced she’s getting a horse?!

So that- in a nutshell- is what I’m working with this Christmas…


  1. Donelle, Jammer and Tre Anderson

    December 11, 2008 at 5:05 am

    Wow…is this the kind of stuff I have to look forward to when Tre gets older? Omigosh…you’re kids are so funny!

  2. Curt, Lace and Harper

    December 11, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    How sweet is she? That is the cutest letter I have ever read. She is so funny. Now for F that is funny he wants a monkey. That will be nice I wont have to drive very far to take Harper to a zoo. We can just stop by the Olpin’s house for our enjoyment.

  3. Daybreaking Dickersons

    December 11, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Q convinced me. If Daybreak allowed ponies I would totally get one. I LOVE them. And a mini goat of coarse.

  4. steph

    December 11, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    the thing I love is that she is such good writer, I wish my 7th grader would write a 2 page letter-that is awesome! Love the monkey…

  5. Bess

    December 11, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I am so impressed. She has pretty much covered everything. Nothing left to do but go get her a pony.

  6. Bridget

    December 11, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    get the poo-throwing monkey! Every year Leif asks for a bush baby. Good luck and Merry Christmas!

  7. Quinn

    December 12, 2008 at 4:41 am

    HOW DARE U??? YOUR SO RUDE!!!! WHAT KIND OF A MOM DOES THAT??? THAT IS REALLY PERSONAL AND I TOLD YOU NOT TO READ IT. thanks a lot now you’ve embarresed me in front of the world some mom u are. Besides I wasn’t even done yet

  8. Olsen Family

    December 12, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Wow that was a great letter! Now I’m really nervous for when my kids are older!

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