Favourite Christmas Presents

This week's #shareitsundays is a tough topic in The Smith household!

Favourite Christmas Presents...

Magic of Christmas 

Santa's delivery
Well if the look on Carson's face for each and every present opened told you anything, it's that EVERYTHING was his favourite on the day!

Let me tell you, Carson is so well mannered and an exceptionally grateful child. I knew that he'd have no issues with his haul from Santa, but felt sure there'd be a warm favourite by now. 

Well, no, not really! He is still buzzing over his new play things and everyday so, short of listing everything down, I'm not really sure what presents to write about.

Alongside goodies from within his fave TV shows; Spongebob and Monster's Inc, I can say that I was conscious of ensuring he had a few 'retro' style gifts this year. Possibly a selfish act, because it made me feel all warm and nostalgic, but they were greeted with as much awe as everything else. 

Top trumps, yo-yo, stocking bursting with fruit/chocolate coins/a few pennies, the flashing wheel on the metal rod thing - you know what I mean. I bet you had one yourselves!! #Addictive


Flashing Wheel on Metal Rod-thing!

I'm a great believer that children should remain children so when I see the very young (aged 4-6yrs old) getting brand new adult tablets for Christmas 'from Father Christmas' it makes me sad. Elves don't make adult's tablets!!

Don't get me wrong, tablets made and specifically aimed at children are excellent. They have great educational value as well as entertainment value too.

Carson has an Innotab 2 that Santa brought last year for him, one of the best investments ever made. So this year warranted a few new cartridges to re-new that past gift that no-doubt would have been forgotten all about after receiving all these new goodies this year!

Connect 4, Spongebob Edition, was a retro-ish game choice this year. Although I don't like the 'modern twist', it seems pointless to me, we just play the original version and it brings hours of fun for us both.



I guess, in summary, to not have a fave christmas present is more a testament to what was actually received this year as opposed to not having anything worth talking about!! Classic, timeless, loved all year round gifts.

I doubt I'll be as lucky every year but I'm deffo as chuffed as Carson this year :-)

ohsoamelia

14 comments:

  1. Wow, Carson looked like he got some amazing presents! Great photos hun! #ShareitSunday x

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  2. I totally agree regarding giving adult tablets to kids, it's certainly not something I'd consider. The Innotabs and Kurio's are brilliant, less than half the price of some tablets and made for children (by elves of course!) xx

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    1. They simply HAVE to be made by elves!! Thanks for commenting :-)

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  3. Glad he liked all of his presents :) Looks like he'll have many favourites for a long time! Thanks for linking up at share it sundays :) x

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    1. Thanks for commenting ... and the fab idea of share it sundays! x

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  4. Totally agree with the tablet thing. I successfully managed to convince Olivias dad she needed age appropriate toys not the expensive windows tablet he wanted to buy. so glad Carson loves his toys. I love seeing kids playing with toys instead of computers/tablets etc

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    1. Well done in sticking to your guns hun! Let kids be kids!! :-) xx

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  5. Sounds like a very successful Christmas, and lovely that he's enjoying so many of his gifts x

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  6. Oh I know what you mean about children not getting presents designed for adults, children should be given the chance to enjoy their childhood rather than being encouraged to grow up too fast.
    I'm glad Carson had a fab Crimbo! #SiS

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    1. I'm glad that so many mums are agreeing with me, thanks Alex x

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  7. It's wonderful that he loved everything equally, definitely the sign of a great Christmas!

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  8. Love Carson's Pjs incredibly cute. Looked like he had a fantastic Christmas. Great post xx

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