I have come to the acceptance stage of my grief over not being able to get Hatchimals for my kids for Christmas. This super-hot toy is just too in-demand to land under our tree this year, and I am not going to lose sleep over it at this point.
Another mom named Amber Gordon is also accepting the reality that even though her daughter wants only a Hatchimal on December 25, she is unlikely to get her hands on one until January.
"After a little research I felt that my hopes were grim in regards to finding one for her," Gordon told The Huffington Post. "And because I am so big into Christmas—and who knows how much longer my daughter will believe in Santa—I created this to keep the Christmas magic alive."
That's right, Gordon decided to let Santa take the fall for the absence of the egg-encased stuffed animal on Christmas morning. She posted the letter she penned as Santa to Facebook, in which she explains why her daughter will have to be patient with the arrival of the coveted toy.
The letter asks that Gordon's 6-year-old wait patiently for her egg's arrival in January. Once the egg is "laid," an elf will deliver the toy personally to her home.
Meanwhile, other online letters from Santa are claiming Hatchimals are extinct.
As for me, I'm not sure I will go to the lengths Gordon did and prepare a letter for my kids. Luckily for me, there are other items on their Christmas wish-list, so I don't feel the need to go overboard with an explanation. And I've also come to realize at this point of my parenthood journey that what's hot today is just another toy in a pile eventually.
Would you consider using a letter from Santa to explain to your child why he or she is not getting a Hatchimal this holiday season?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.