Richmond County Daily Journal
ELLERBE — Kids are expensive.
Stacey Goodwin who operates Pine Valley Farm in Ellerbe with her husband, Duke, shouldn’t really be surprised by her sons’ wish lists.They’re a mix of today’s technology and some toys that remind them of growing up in the country.
“They’re high maintenance,” Goodwin said of her children and their wants as they family visited Santa Claus Tuesday night at the Kemp Sugg Memorial Library in Ellerbe.
For most of the requests made, it seemed as if Santa had better ensure he had a high-tech workforce.
Vance Goodwin, 7, asked for a farm Lego set, a remote control combine, Nintendo DS, iPhone 4, a bow and arrow and John Deere boots.
Brycen, 9, asked for a Nintendo DS, iPhone 5, remote control corn combine, remote control bulldozer, a racing tractor, learn how to play banjo books and an electric guitar and drums. Goodwin learned how to play the electric guitar and drums at school. Goodwin said he wants to be in band when he gets older.
Christina Robinson has 10 grandchildren, and explained that she “sticks to a budget, and tries to teach the real meaning of Christmas.”
Robinson thinks grandson Tyrell Cole, 2, may be on Santa’s naughty list. When asked what he wanted this year, he shouted “no” and ran away.
Gaele Goodwin, 2, asked for baby dolls and a Power Wheels four wheeler.
Abby Hinson, 3, requested a play kitchen and a toy train this year.
Preston McGee, 5, asked that his dogs, Whitie and Minnie, get some bones and toys for Christmas. McGee also said he’d like some Army cars, a tree house and green slippers like his dad’s.
Aniya Cole, 6, asked Santa for a kitten, an ultimate Easy Bake oven and packages of food for the oven.
Kampton Dumas, 6, asked only for a black bike.
Xavious Seibles, 6, asked for a wrestling game, wrestling men and a soccer ball.
Paris Almon, 9, asked for an electronic tablet, a Samsung Galaxy cellphone and shoes.
Savannah Hinson, 9, asked for a mini iPad, Nintendo DS and a laptop.
Emoni McBride, 9, asked for a Kindle Fire, a PlayStation 3 and Lebron James shoes.
Ksan Dumas, 12, asked for a PlayStation 3 remote control and PlayStation 3 games.
After talking to Santa, 4-year-old Dustin Bittle Jr. sat quietly in the corner of the library being read “Turkey Claus,” written by Wendi Silvano. He gave home school teacher Amanda Brownfield-Penn his full attention.
Dustin Bittle Jr., 4, was really shy so he said yes to everything Santa asked him.