All I Wanted For Christmas

11 Jan

When I was a little kid, I always got the least number of gifts. On Christmas morning, after all the gifts have been distributed, my siblings and I would retreat to our individual corners of the living room and open our gifts. Because I was always bigger for my age, except for my parents, no one ever gave me gifts of toys. Mostly, they were “useful” stuff like socks, underwear, or clothes. Sometimes, they’d be school things, like a book bag, or art sets, or stationery supplies (Sanrio naman). It didn’t help that I only had one baptismal godmother, and she lived abroad, too far to send any gifts then. While my siblings opened presents from their godparents, I had none of my own, and would wistfully compare my meager loot with theirs.

There wasn’t room for envy, though. After all the rituals of gift-opening, my siblings and I would hunker down and play. My younger brother Jeffy, with his eighties’ robots, would ally himself with troops of my older brother’s GI Joes. My sisters’ Barbie dolls would set up house, only to be demolished by an invading robot-Joe army. We all had a rousing time. Moreover, they all shared their presents of toys with me, and sometimes, would even be naïve enough to swap them for some candy canes (I got Voltes V’s arm for this), or staple wires (I think I got a doll for this), heehee.

I thought about all these when two large boxes arrived for me  on the second week of December. They came much too early in the month for the actual celebration, but each time I opened a box, it was like Christmas morning. And this year, unlike all the previous years of my childhood, I got all the toys. 🙂

Now, here’s where the fun begins- Guess what I got for Christmas!

(Warning: this post is picture-heavy.)

I got  more Sylvanian Families!!! *shrieks*

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

To my dearest A, my best friend and my playmate, you truly know the workings of my heart. Thank you for everything you do to show me your love. And thank you for  making me feel like a child on Christmas morning all over again. ♥

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23 Responses to “All I Wanted For Christmas”

  1. NinJas! January 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    more rodents! yay for you 😀

    • Kittymama January 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

      Aaarggghhhh! They are not rodents!!!!

  2. meann January 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    WOOOOWWWW!!! nice collections ate pinky! ^^,

    • Kittymama January 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

      Thank you, sis. I hope your little cousin starts her collection too. It can be just a small one at first. You can also join her! And join us!

  3. arleen January 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    what can i say but wow! 🙂

    • Kittymama January 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

      I am bowled over myself. Thank you!

  4. Nancy January 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    i am drooling here mare 🙂
    was at tk mega this afternoon and loooking at sf show case (again), one thing’s for sure you have a bigger collection compared to them…

    • Kittymama January 12, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

      The items here in the country are limited so we don’t have a lot of new SF toy buildings or shops here. I am praying, hoping, and begging that the distributor (Ban Kee) decides to go all out on this. I know they’re still trying to feel their way around this toy line but heck, they’ve already got a Number 1 fan.

  5. cynch January 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    OMG!!! i’m guessing you have a whole village of them sylvanian families by now…hehehe 😀

    • Kittymama January 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

      Medyo, Cynch. It’s a consuming addiction, probably worse than my Hello Kitty addiction. 🙂

  6. Joanna January 11, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    WOW we also wanted the xmas tree set! huhuhuhu

    • Kittymama January 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

      Better yet, it was bundled with the house, so the house went for a lot less than it normally would. 🙂

    • Moodswings January 12, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

      Atchi where did you buy the Xmas set? We wanted those kasi rounded ung base ng xmas tree unlike ung new JP now is square-ish and boxy.

  7. Joanna January 11, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    we (me and mom) are drooling right now.. can we have a field trip sylvanian families tour to your house? hehehehehehe

    • Kittymama January 12, 2010 at 11:58 am #

      At the rate I am able to do housework (playing takes up so much time, heehee), I’d hate to have your mom see my warehouse-looking house (read: messy, with boxes piled one on top of another). But one of these days, I’d invite you to play, shobe. I just need to keep things spic and span so I don’t shame myself.

  8. harriet jara January 12, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    wow!
    yours are rare! where can i get those? can i buy it from you!? heheh!

    • Kittymama January 12, 2010 at 11:56 am #

      You should see Kit’s- hers are rare. Mine are readily available online and otherwise, just not here in our country pa. 🙂

  9. harriet jara January 13, 2010 at 12:29 am #

    yun na nga kitymama. im having problems on buying online internationally. sa ebay.ph naman very minimal ang available. un lang. =)

  10. Daddy Forever January 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Wow, he must’ve cleaned out the store! Glad you finally got your toys.

    • Kittymama January 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

      Well, not quite, but boy, how I wish! 🙂 I’m glad I finally got them too.

  11. leirs January 14, 2010 at 3:05 am #

    wow!!!! lucky girl!! puede ba mag seminar si Hubby kay A on generosity and thoughtfulness.. I’m glad you had a great happy holidays!!

    • Kittymama January 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

      Thanks, Leirs. Hope your holidays went well too. 🙂

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