Here's the thing about nine year-old girls. They have terrible taste.
I just got Leila's letter to Santa (yes, we still have Santa in our house) and the stuff she wants makes me want to puke. Lavender unicorn things and bears made for 7 year-olds, and, just crap! I have no idea what to get this kid for Christmas. She's at that age where she doesn't want clothes, but is growing out of lots of toys, and I'm not going to shell out big bucks for electronics that I wont really let her play with because she has an unsettling relationship with screens.
She also said she wants five stuffed dogs. This would be in addition to the other 16 stuffed dogs she already has.
I remember liking unicorns and the combination of pink and purple, and all that junk, so I'm trying to understand it and just go with it.
Does anyone out there have any ideas about what to get an almost ten year-old girl for Christmas?