This year she kept asking for an Easy Bake oven, but I know that equals HUGE messes...so that was out. She was also asking for a swimming Barbie, but the thing is they have TONS of bath toys and besides what she really needs is a new bike. She just learned how to ride on two wheels, a few days before Miriam was able to master it. So she kept taking Miriam's bike, it has been WWIII up in here fighting over who gets the bike. It was so hard telling her that she had to give it up since it is Miriam's bike because ever since she learned to ride it has been her world as soon as she wakes up to her sleep induced pleadings at night to let her ride "Just a few more minutes!".
We kept trying to push it on her, prodding..."Wouldn't you like a new bike Emma? Then you wouldn't have to fight Miriam for hers. She was completely against it, but once she saw the bike she was completely convinced that was exactly what she wanted.
It was a good day.