I thought I was having a hard time last night choosing a winner.
But tonight is a whole ‘nother ball game. I was in an indecision nightmare.
So I asked my husband to come and help me decide. He managed to narrow it down to four. Out of those, I was able to narrow it down to two.
But then we were stuck. I mean, these two are so different. So completely different.
But both equally wonderful and certain to elicit squeals of joy from little ones this Christmas.
But there can only be one winner.
This one’s a doozie. But unfortunately, it’s the runner up.
I’m still sad about that.
You get to wear your jammies. And meet the conductor. You’ll have the Polar Express story read to you as you wind around on a real train for an hour long ride to the “North Pole”.
You even get to meet Santa. Er, I mean, your child even gets to meet Santa.
Right? This is for the kids.
Be sure to check out the schedules page to see if the Polar Express is operating at a train station near you this Christmas. I know I’ll be doing just that. Tomorrow.
But here’s the one that did it for me.
I just can’t look at that face and say “no”.
Meet Smores Pony. It’s a little girl’s dream come true.
In a fuzzy, carrot-eating package.
As a child, I would have fainted with excitement at the mere thought that something like this even existed. And I simply cannot resist the idea that my girls will do the same.
You’ve got to take a second and watch the commercial for this thing. It’s, well… it’s worth watching.
So worth it, in fact, that my husband is putting on his boots now to go grab a Smores Pony from our local Toys R Us (did you know they’re open ’til midnight?) to give to our squealing daughters on Christmas morning.
If he couldn’t resist it, I am way out of luck. No one around to talk me down. No one to tell me it’s positively and utterly unnecessary. And excessive. And unnecessary.
Good thing my girls can share it. And it’s on sale.
They are gonna love it.
Suddenly, I can’t wait for Christmas to get here.
So the winner of the Christmas List 2009 for 4 – 7 year olds is Mari from In The Hands of the Lord! Who is buying her own little girl a Smores for Christmas this year.
Thanks for takin’ me down with you, girlfriend.