We didn't have any catz the last time he shot holes in the barn roof --- I got the cats to prevent that from happening again :)
The thread was about advertising, and nobody's advertising dragons for Christmas gifts. We're talking about getting what you want, as opposed to what a corporation says you should want.
We're big into "need" as opposed to "want" in this house, so the advertising plays little role part in wish lists.
Jax actually has an "Auntie Mame" who has no children of her own and seems to dote on sending Jax the "latest greatest." She's actually my "Auntie Mame" as she is my mother's older sister and I have called her Mame all of my life. She never married and has lived all over the world.
We had been talking, via email, about the difficulties I had around here finding reasonable back-to-school clothes, particularly pants, for Jax. Mame went shopping --- holey moley. My never married, never a mom, 70something aunt was more in tune with the mindset of my 10yo than I was when it came to what she picked out and sent.
We get stuff from my parents, although this year I asked them to send Wolferman’s muffins, because we don’t have room for more Stuff.
Since we don’t have broadcast TV, the children aren’t really effected by advertising. They want things because they want them - cars :-), drums, snakes, books, and lots and lots of paper “so we can draw a whole zoo.” I think I’ll wrap a ream of printer paper for James (4) for Christmas. He’ll be thrilled!