I can not take Z in public anymore. Between the piped in Christmas music, the decorations and the employees wearing Santa hats, she knows that Christmas is quickly approaching.
And she wants everything in sight.
Barbie "Momma, can I have that for Christmas?"
TaDoodles: "Momma, can I have that for Christmas?"
Sometimes, she will change it up. Princess Doll: "Momma, can I have that for my birthday?"
I want to teach her that Christmas is not about what you get, it's about what you give to your friends, your family, your community. Unfortunately, this is not the message she is getting.
The new rule is, if she does not clean up her room and get rid of some things, Santa will not be able to give her anything.
And until Christmas, at least, I am going to try to keep her away from the bright lights of the strip malls.
We'll see how that works out...