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Since it’s right before Christmas, I figured I would join the fray and throw out what I want for Christmas. (Yes, it’s a fluff piece today. TWSS!) After all, this is the season of getting, right? The thing is, in my household, I’ve just told people not to get me any presents anymore. Anything I want, I get (within reason). I tell Hapa Papa all the time, every day is Christmas thanks to Amazon Prime!

Truthfully, there’s not much I want. Most of my acquisitive instincts have been subsumed into my children’s wants/needs/desires. However, I would like more of the following:

1) Sleep

2) Time to myself

3) Time with my friends (without children)

That’s it. I imagine that’s also what Hapa Papa wants. Too bad for him I’m the Taker in the relationship.

But really, these are all easily attainable. I would also get more sleep if I didn’t act the fool and actually went to bed at a decent hour. Now that the kids are older and play with each other so well, I get a LOT of time to do what I want (as long as the kids are around) when Glow Worm is napping. And I usually get to spend some alone time with my friends on the weekends because of Hapa Papa’s kindness.

Don’t let that fool you into thinking I’m some kind of Zen ascetic. I’m sure I have mentioned that my house looks like a toy store vomited and then a cyclone full of toys and Play Doh hit at 100mph. That’s because I have too many toys. (Which I’m trying to get rid of.) I have both a storage problem and a supply problem! And what do I do about it? BUY MORE TOYS. Because, you know, Cookie Monster is getting older. So, um, I need different toys. I mean, he needs different toys. For big kids. *sigh*

The only good thing about getting rid of toys, (other than all the space it frees up for MORE toys) is that I am having Cookie Monster choose which toys to donate/sell/disappear. He’s not too bad about it, so at least he’s okay with choosing toys he doesn’t really play with (and no, he’s not “donating” the toys Gamera plays with). He does ask why some kids don’t have toys, though. I don’t know that I have a satisfactory answer yet that makes sense in his world. But I’ll keep trying!

Anyhow, what do you want for Christmas? Let me know in the comments.