His Own Private Continent

December 18th, 2012

My middle son always has something a little eccentric on his Christmas wish list. One year it was a tuxedo. Last year, a manual  typewriter. Santa loves originality, so he does his best to oblige. But this year’s list has some special challenges:


First, does that sketch look like an implied bribe to you?

Second, there is no way he is getting an Australia until he can keep his own room picked up.

Third, if you know of any snow-making machine manufacturers looking for a blogging brand ambassador, call me.

Any unusual gift requests in your house this year?


9 Responses to “His Own Private Continent”

  1. Wow. Where do you buy personalised Australias??! LOVE this list!!


  2. nicole b. says:

    I saw a “make your own snow” kit at Kroger (in the Heights) in the Christmas aisle next to the bows and ribbons. It comes in a little packet; I think it was $4.99. I have no idea if Australia is for sale. Sounds like an expensive item. Wishing Santa all the luck in the world with this list. 🙂

  3. Cid says:

    My guys are asking for snow too as it has yet to make an appearance in the Great Green North. Not much else on their lists other than Lego, Lego & more Lego which I am more than happy to provide.

  4. marilee pittman says:

    Didn’t we have make your own snow when you were this summer. It seems to me there is still some in the fridge…
    love this can you send me the snap so I can add it to my photo album?

  5. Robin T says:

    A friend of mine put a request on FB for packing peanuts – they are wrapping up a big box of “snow” for xmas morning 🙂

  6. Asha says:

    If you really loved him you’d buy him an Australia. Also, I find the combo of high-tech gadgetry and “fix my typewriter” pretty hilarious.

  7. Asha says:

    ALSO, our sons would get along very well.

  8. DL Hammons says:

    You know…there is a movie called “Australia”. I bet you could pick up the DVD for cheap! 🙂

  9. Mariellen says:

    Dear me I sure need to try and visit more often! That picture and your question made me laugh out loud – just what the doctor ordered. Is there any post christmas possibility of elaborating on the Australia request? Left me very curious. It’s got me thinking. Hmm.

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