"If not an elf or a reindeer, how about giving me a clone? There seems to be so many clones of you all over the world; could you do the same for me and please clone me? I could be in many different places all at once, so I could get everything that needs to be done, well, done?" - Lyn Brooks, One Mother's Dear Santa
"Santa Claus, I bet your sleigh is clean and shiny. I know, because you aren't a mom. Sure, you pack your vehicle full on Christmas Eve, but I bet by January it is cleaned out, washed up, and looking brand new again. Just for a little while, I'd like my minivan to be sparkling clean and look like new, too." - Tavia Fuller Armstrong, Dear Santa: What One Mom Wants for Christmas
"After having a baby and then losing all of the baby weight (and then some), almost all of my clothing no longer fits. I have been reduced to wearing leggings over and over again. Not only do I want new clothing, but I also want to go to the mall by myself. I'm sick of online shopping." - Melissa Matters, This Mom Wants to Be on Santa's "Nice" List
"I know you keep an eye on all the kids to find out whether they've been naughty or nice. I was hoping that you might just give me a little update on the things that go on with my teenage daughter. Particularly, the things I don't yet know about. Just a short e-mail would be great. If you would've brought just a lump of coal, well, now would be the optimal time to give me this information." - Angela Woods, Dear Santa: A Mother's Short Wish List
"Every mother needs wine. It's in the rule book. But sometimes, it's a pain to go out and buy a bottle, especially when the thought of hauling all of your kids to the store means you'll end up buying an extra bottle of wine just to cope with that experience. Resolution? A keg of wine under the kitchen sink that comes right up through the faucet spray nozzle you don't even use anyway." - Jennifer Sale, Five Things This Mom Wants for Christmas
"I want stuff, too, Santa. So much stuff. Not that I am materialistic, so yes, include me in the world peace wish, but we, as adults, are kids, too. I want new clothes, an iPad, a gift card to a spa, and maybe a new car. I'd be lying if I didn't mention any of that." - Julie Wimmer, Dear Santa, Mom Has Wishes, Too!
"My Christmas wish is for peace on Earth. Wait, scratch that, first things first. For now, I ask for peace between two powerful alliances, the Misunderstood Teenagers and the Unappreciated Moms. Both groups have been well established since the beginning of mankind; yet they have never seen eye-to-eye. Santa, if you can somehow find a way for them to realize that they want the same thing, each others' happiness, then maybe peace on Earth wouldn't be far behind." - Michelle Scaplen, A Christmas Wish List from a Mom with Teens