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Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Tongginator is READY

Just in case I haven't told y'all before, the Tongginator is oh-so-ready to become a Big Sister. And when I say ready, I mean READY. If you think I blog about that fact a lot, you should live at our house. I hear about it all! the! time!

One might say she's obsessed excited.

And I don't know how we're going to survive the next few months.

Because the Tongginator is already making plans for our China adoption trip. That may or may not occur as early as March, but probably later. That doesn't matter to my six-year-old Tongginator, despite the fact that she feels Christmas is taking FOREVER to get here. You know, Christmas... the holiday that will be here in a matter of weeks, not months. She's still prepared. I think it's that Girl Scout Daisies Vibe that overtook her body over the summer.

Last week she made a packing list. A PACKING LIST, y'all.

And no, I didn't suggest it.

Packing for China:

clothos (clothes)
coloring Books
neckleses (necklaces)
D.S. (something she doesn't own and probably won't at the time of the trip, since we're giving her a hand-me-down i-pod instead)
pencils & pens
art objects (umm... not sure on this one... when I asked, she sighed and explained, "you know, Mom, ART OBJECTS." I guess I'll find out when we actually pack)
comeputer (computer)
stuffed animals
lights (I'm guessing a night light?)

We still have at least four months to go. What do you want to bet she adds to the list between now and then? And what do you think she'll include? I'm taking guesses...


Claudia said...

Just can't wait to hear how happy she is when she finally gets to MEET her sister! She's probably going to explode :)

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking you may have to bring some Food Network dvds so she doesn't go through withdrawal!

Mrs. O

Aus said...

Ya know - Up until our last trip to China (just about a year ago) I would have said the same thing about the DS - but now - well....we bought a used one off of ebay or craigslist or something - and it more than paid for itself during hte trip! Brianna and I even got into competitions taking turns playing the games and watching the others turn - and it bought some longer batches of quite time for Mom and Chase...just sayin'!! :)

hugs - aus and co.

Annie said...

Oh TM! That is so cute!!! She is just so excited as am I!!!! It sounds like she has got it covered and is more organized than I was!! LOL!

Norah said...

She's pretty good. You could use this to your advantage and start up a business!

Laurie said...

Very practical list, I must say! Great idea to bring the i-pod. You can load that thing up with apps and it'll keep her busy when you need her to have some alone time. Is she this ready with her Christmas list too? :)

autumnesf said...

ipod rocks since you can fill it up with FREE games. I found one a couple of months ago in a parking lot -- hacked the email and emailed its owner -- who never responded and put my email in his trash after reading -- so Mighty Mouse has been playing the heck out of it. Dad has claimed it as his since I have an iphone. They all fight over it. But at Christmas big brother is giving MM his DS as a present. She will have the best of both (hand-me-down) worlds!

And hey - email me your snail mail address - I have something for little sister.

Elizabeth@Romans8:15 said...

a packing list?!?! (sigh) A Type A girl after my own heart.....

lmgnyc said...

Tissues. You must have been real sick lately. ;-) She's a practical planner that one. Our list would have included one thing and one thing only:


Well, maybe that and a credit card. She can be practical when she needs to be.


Wendy said...

LOL! My six year old is a HUGE maker of lists, too. She makes an agenda of what she is going to do each weekend.

Since the Tongginator is remembering to bring necklaces, I think it only stands to reason that she may add tiaras to her list at some point. A princess can never be too prepared!

Stefanie said...

Goodness, that is soooo sweet.
She IS ready!!
Hoping she's that ready when she meets the newest family member *grin* :)

Kayce said...

Yup she's ready! That's a perfect list and too sweet!

sara said...

I'm not sure if it was the art objects or foods that pushed me over the edge...either way that made my morning!

Steph said...

That is so cute! Hopefully she won't have to wait too long!

Cedar said...

My little girl would add toothbrush and tooth paste--she loves brushing her teeth.

Seems like a remarkably comprehensive list!

Kristi said...

I feel pretty certain that she'll be adding some specific gifts for her mei mei.
Oh, and wouldn't it be a blast if our timing worked out such that instead of meeting on my next trip to your area, we met in GZ???

Suzy said...

OMGoodness! I've had an epiphany. You're going to be in China when the rest of the little girl scouts are camping. A reprieve! I feel it in my bones (but you know, my bones aren't all that sensitive or prophetic so don't hold your breath. And if you see a good deal on a a really posh tent, cot, and sleeping bag, go ahead & buy it).

Sharie said...

Her list isn't much different from my first draft - except I didn't have a ds on it...

Amelia got a ds 2 years ago for Christmas. I know. BAD, she was only 4. She got a Leapster when she was 3 and quickly got tired of it - the games were all too similar. Now she wants an iPod touch BAD. I did get a free one with my computer in August, and it is around the house somewhere, she loves playing on it too, but the ds seems to me more to her skill level. I put the ipod away because I couldn't find the cord. Now I have the cord and not the iPod...argh!

Kim said...

Sounds like you'll be able to give her some big-sister duties right off!

Our guys are looking forward to being big brothers, too! Every day without fail they pray for their "brothers and sisters in El Salvador" - not sure how many kids they think we're coming home with! :)

Patty O. said...

I can only imagine how excited she must be! If she's anything like my daughter, who happens to have a one-track mind and talks incessantly of anything that she's excited about, you will be having a very interesting next few months! : )

LucisMomma said...

Neat list. That one needs to go in a scrap book (once she makes a second list--I imagine she won't let go of that one for a while). Miss T,I am a planner like you. :)

My 6 yo makes lists (just squiggly lines, since she can't spell things much yet) of things to do when her brothers babysit "because they NEVER do what I want them to do!"

Gail said...

Well that's just plain adorable!
She's got some great things to take on her list. Grace was 5(almost 6) when we traveled for Will. The Tongginator will be an awesome big sis and a huge help to you in China.

So excited for you TM!!!

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

ok, know that I am not a big fan of big Christmases or spending needless money or kids playing video games, but the ds might be a lifesaver on your trip. Those things are awesome. Kyler loved to play his on car trips, at doctor's appointments (with the sound turned off), etc. I am so thankful we bit the bullet and got it for him. (We had specific rules for playing: game times plus a red light/yellow light/green light system for when he got too wild/loud/whiny.). You might consider looking for an older, used one. (He did not have the DSi. His was the earlier base model.) He would still be playing it, but he lost it. . .

Here's the post where I talked about how addicted we all got to playing super mario brothers. (And he only had a few games.) http://kylerandkady.blogspot.com/2009/01/addiction.html

Aunt LoLo said...

That list is definitely missing a few wings, rings and baubles for the new princess!!