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What your ten month old REALLY wants for Christmas. Scrap the stacking cups! Give me dog food and power cords.


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It is a true representative of what your little tot would much prefer for Christmas this year than those “stacking cups” you have on the list.

Dear Santa,

I am a 10-month-old baby and I write because my mother has been sending out my “Christmas List” to people, and her list does not in any way represent the things I really want. I could give two s#*ts about receiving stacking cups.

And I know you’re ready to make the joke about 10-month-old babies and how all we want is the wrapping paper and the boxes. Touché, Santa. Touché. We do, of course, want those things. But I have a number of additional things I want very badly.

My list is enclosed below. Have a lovely holiday.

We have included a few of the preferred items below, to read the FULL LIST go to The Ugly Volvo blog.

Laptop Cord

I want this laptop cord more than I have ever wanted anything. Please. I also want the power strip with the orange on/off button and the white label on the other cord pictured (the one not connected to the laptop). I would be ok with just a bunch of electrical cords in general, but I would really love these specific ones that are located behind my mother’s desk next to the air-conditioner (whose cord I also want).

House Keys

I would love a set of house keys. To eat, obviously. Only metal house keys will do. Please do not buy me plastic ones. I am not an idiot. I know that plastic house keys are not real keys.

Everybody’s Eyeglasses

I pull these off the face of every person I meet, only to have them pried from my fingers and reclaimed by their original owners. I would love a pair of my own. Again, these are going to be for eating.

Handfuls of the Dog’s Fur

have no idea what this stuff is. All I know is that I want it in my hands and no sooner have I grasped its sweet, delicate softness than my mother comes running over yelling something like, “STOP TOUCHING THAT — HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO F*#%ING VACUUM THE G*#@&MN HALLWAY?”

The Dog’s Food

Every time I get close to this, someone pulls me away. If they don’t want me to eat it, why is it on the floor?

Bobby Pins

These are my favorite! If I had a nickel for every bobby pin I found on the floor I’d have double the number of little metal things I could put in my mouth because, go figure, I also totally love nickels.

This post originally appeared on The Ugly Volvo. Join The Ugly Volvo on Facebook.

What would your toddler add to the list? Share your thoughts below.

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  • A puppy so she can sit on & ride ????

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  • A pet that they can pull the hair of all day long

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  • My toddler just wants a cheese and bacon roll

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  • Doesn’t every child want a large cardboard box they can crawl into?

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  • My little man would love a kitty litter tray and his own pooper scooper…..or 2nd on the list would have to be clothes horse so he can pull all the soggy clothes off without me growling.

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  • His own finger and my long hair so he can pull

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  • ha ha! yeah household items are just as good as any fancy toy!

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  • Ha! Ha! Hilarious! My daughter always wanted my wallet! :D

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  • This made me grin!

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  • Lke nj

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  • Yet another good reason why we should get down to child height. If we all crawled around the floor we probably would amaze ourselves what we find. lol

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  • The dogs water bowl and my mobile phone. They never get tired of either

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  • It’s the glasses I can relate to from when mine was this age -she took them from everyone who held her! Luckily they grow out of this phase.

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