My 5 year-old daughter has a Christmas list with only one item – a “princess scooter.” This is not the ideal Christmas gift because: (a) it is winter, (b) we live in Alaska, and (c) winter in Alaska lasts until May. Needless to say, there was no way I was buying that scooter this Christmas.
I made a point of sitting down and talking with her about the practicality and usefulness of a scooter when there is a foot of snow on the ground. It was a really great conversation full of lots of heartfelt Daddy/daughter dialogue. I was really impressed at how grown-up she was about the whole thing.
Yes indeed, that scooter is going to be a great Christmas gift… wait, what?!