Hello future readers,
A few days ago, I was in the TV room watching some cartoons when I came home from school. I really like watching after school cartoons, especially at this time of the year, because there are always groovy toy commercials on in between. I think that's why my mom doesn't like to order Christmas catalogs from the department stores, because she knows I always see the commercials on TV and talk about the toys I want. If I had a catalog, she thinks I'd never stop bugging her!
Well anyway, I was watching cartoons when a commercial for the "My Real Baby" doll comes on. She was so cute! And you could get different clothes, a crib, a stroller, baby bottles and diapers for her!
Her little face looks almost just like a real baby! No wonder that's what they call her! I ran to the kitchen to get a pen and some paper out of the drawer and ran back to the TV room. (Mom hates it when I run in the house, but I was just so excited!) I decided to write a letter to Santa (between commercials), since my mom was taking me to the shopping center next Saturday anyway.
I thought about asking Santa for all the neat stuff that you can get for that doll, but I didn't want to be greedy. That might make Santa mad and then he wouldn't get me anything! So I decided that just the doll would be fine. But there were some other things I wanted too. I also really wanted a Lite Brite. In case you don't know what that is, it's a toy you plug in with a light bulb inside and a black background full of holes for colored pegs. It comes with black paper with pictures on them, so you can put the pegs on the pictures, and the light glows through the pegs. It's really far out. Jennifer has one in her room and uses it as a night light. What a super idea! I probably wouldn't do that, 'cos I'm not scared of the dark, but maybe I could use that to play dance party with my dolls! So I thought about what I wanted to say, and I wrote out my letter.
I thought it couldn't hurt to ask for some new sneakers and a new t-shirt too. My mom told me that sometimes Santa needs a little help, so when we go to Conways Department store to visit Santa, I'm gonna use some of my allowance I saved up, and buy a couple of small toys to put in the charity box at church. I can't afford anything as groovy as a My Real Baby, but maybe a Hot Wheels car and a paper doll book or some jacks for some kids who might not get a lot for Christmas. My mom says that sometimes Santa will bring you what you need, instead of what you want. So if some kids whose families don't have a lot of money get socks and a sweater, maybe they'll get something I bought and have a happier Christmas. I hope in the future there aren't any more poor kids and that there's enough money to buy food and toys for everybody! There's a song on my "Jackson 5 Christmas Album" that goes:
"Someday at Christmas we'll see a land
With no hungry children, no empty hands
One happy morning people will share
A world where people care."
I hope Christmas is like that for you, future readers!
Until next time,