My youngest one is now 8 and he seems to be disinterested in toys.
My soon to be 14 year old wants a laptop....not asking for much eh? Fortunately, you can purchase a decent laptop now for under $500. He spends most of his free time trying his hand at computer graphics...all self taught. I told him he practically works as hard at it as someone who would get paid. I think he would like to do something along this line as a profession so we will probably go ahead and splurge on it. At the very least, it will free the one computer up that our family now shared.
11 year old daughter probably will want clothing. Aeropostale and Hollister seem to be her stores of choice.
The 8 year old wants an iPod but I am thinking he is just copycatting his siblings. He doesn't even listen to music. We are still trying to figure out what to get him.
They are now past the ages of Tickle me Elmos or whatever is the rage of the year so no longer do I have to stand in lines and getting into fist fights with other customers over the limited supplies of Wii's coming out.
"The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith."