His arguments were surprisingly convincing.

December 2, 2011

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?!


  1. Sounds like a conversation we had with Rion last year. He did get his scooter.. but he’s deathly afraid of it. He wanted it so bad, rode it once and hated it. Maybe I shouldn’t have told him he could get seriously hurt on it. I just wanted him to be careful! hehe. Maybe Abby can have it. =P

    • Only if it is pink with princesses… which I’m hoping it isn’t. 🙂

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