Tuesday, 29 April 2008

External influence

If my children didn't interact with other people, other children, then birthday and Christmas present buying would be easy and cheap. As it is, there are too many influences that mean it is likely to be expensive and more complex.

Hannah and Ethan have had the opportunity to spend a fair bit of time with their cousins recently and I think that has dictated the birthday present requests.

Ethan will want a trampoline. Every spare second, regardless of the weather, he was outside playing on their trampoline.

Hannah will want a Nintendo DS. Every opportunity that she had was spent glued to the small electronic pink gadget.

I have less of a problem with the trampoline request as this at least promotes outdoor activity. Dave says I shouldn't be surprised Hannah wants a DS - her mother spends every spare second hooked into a laptop. Like mother like daughter.

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