Chris Jackson/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Prince George's Christmas Wish List Is Out, & It's The Best List You'll Ever See

Ad failed to load

If you're on the verge of a breakdown under the leadership of a president known for shoving prime ministers and threatening unstable dictators over Twitter, have I got an international diplomacy palate cleanser for you. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge ran into Santa Claus while (whilst?) on a visit to Finland on Thursday, and he just so happened to have his son, Prince George's Christmas wish list on hand. He stopped the big guy to let him have a look, and lucky for the rest of the world, the press got one, too. Surprise, surprise, it is adorable.

"My son's been extremely keen to see you!" the future king greeted Father Christmas, before approaching him and pulling out a note, according to Hello!. "I've seen you, and I have to give you this letter," he explained, noting that his heir "hasn't written down many requests, so I think one request is probably OK." William also assured the jolly old elf that George has "been a nice boy" this year, so he totally deserves whatever his little heart desires. At 4 years old, he already stands to inherit an actual kingdom, so the question is, what does he want? There's just one item on his list, and it turns out that royals really are just like us.

Ad failed to load

George would like a police car for Christmas, just like most kids his age around the world. They go fast, they're noisy, they light up, and there are real-life superheroes inside; what's not to love? This is very on-brand for the Prince, who was already tooling around in a toy fire engine and a miniature John Deere tractor at the age of 2. And of course, we all remember the lad absolutely plotzing over the chance to hop inside a real live army helicopter over the summer. The boy loves his specialty vehicles.

Even if Jolly Old Saint Nick can't manage to squeeze a squad car down the chimney of Kensington Palace, I'm sure his grandmother, ruler of all the land, could call in a favor and get one delivered. I honestly don't anticipate that U.K. taxpayers would even have a problem with it, because that kid is freaking adorable and he totally deserves it. But just in case that's not an option, William can pick up a Little Tikes version for about £50, or spring for a $400 motorized one if he doesn't mind buying American.

WPA Pool/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Ad failed to load

Of course, that's where royals aren't "just like us." While George's parents are in a position to grant his every wish, the average parent doesn't have the police force at their beck and call, and even the plastic ride-on versions might be out of reach. In those circumstances, parents might consider purchasing a Matchbox or Hot Wheels version for a buck or two, creating a police car "fort" out of cardboard boxes and markers, or even contacting the local station to arrange for a meet-and-greet with officers and their vehicles. Some cities and towns even hold events where children can get to know their "community helpers" like cops, firefighters, and paramedics.

If your child is dead set on owning a real police car, though, there's no need to bring finances into it, or to blame Santa for being a cheapskate. Simply explain to them that police cars are only available to police officers, because they're specialized law enforcement equipment, but they can still have fun drawing police cars, playing with toy ones, or just using their imagination. That is, unless you're Prince William. In that case, you buy that little boy a police car and hire a real cop to drive him around in it, because you can.

Ad failed to load

Check out Romper's new video series, Romper's Doula Diaries:

Watch full episodes of Romper's Doula Diaries on Facebook Watch.

Ad failed to load
Must Reads

15 Baby Names With Unique Nicknames, So Your Family Has Options

I love a good diminutive name, also known as a nickname. I believe I’m partial to them because of my own name, Abigale, but I go by Abi. And since they’re both uniquely spelled, everyone thinks my name is pronounced Ah-bee for some reason — but even …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

The Entire Family Can Enjoy These Movies & Shows Coming To Netflix In June

It's just one of those sad facts of life: every month, shows and movies vanish from Netflix, their varied excitements no longer at your fingertips. But luckily the streaming service is always prepared to fill that content void with lots of new things…
By Megan Walsh

The Reason Why Babies Smile At You Will Seriously Make You Smile

Whether you're currently the recipient of your own baby's sweet smiles or you just seem to be a magnet for baby grins in general, you might find yourself wondering why babies are always smiling at you. Sure, you could be a 'smile whisperer' but scien…
By Kate Miller

8 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Say That, Yes, You Are Their Favorite

For a baby to show a preference for a specific person is not only normal, but an essential part of their development. Babies need to form strong attachments to their caregivers for their emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. Usually, but not alw…
By Kimmie Fink

10 Reasons Why I Won't Apologize For Giving My Toddler A Pacifier

My first child had no interest in a pacifier. I tried a couple times to get him to take one, but he always spat them out and gave me an incredulous, judgmental look. But my second? It was love at first suckle. And after a while, the incredulous, judg…
By Jamie Kenney

Being A Dog Parent Prepared Me For Having A Baby, Really

I’ve always wanted kids; I was never as sure about raising a puppy. Then I spent six months living with someone who brought home an eight-week-old golden retriever puppy, and I see no way to make it out of that experience claiming not to love dogs. I…
By Heather Caplan

20 Of The Most Popular Unisex Names Of All Time, That You'll Be Hearing More Of For Sure

You might think of unisex names as a fairly recent trend, but the truth is these versatile monikers have been commonly used throughout history (well, some more commonly than others). That's why the team over at recently compiled a list of t…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

How To Have A Date Night With No Babysitter, Because It's Easier Than You Think

After having children, many couples feel that their love lives immediately go out the window, but it's so important to make your romantic life a priority so both you and your partner can be the best versions of yourselves you can be. As we all know, …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

9 Ways Baby No. 3 Made My Family Feel Complete

My husband and I decided to have another baby right after we got married and, well, we had no idea what we were getting into. I got pregnant right away, endured a high-risk pregnancy, and, before I knew it, my third baby had arrived. Together, we emb…
By Steph Montgomery

8 Stereotypes About New Dads That Are *Totally* True

Much like new mothers, new fathers have a lot on their plate. Parenting can be scary and complex, especially at first and regardless of your gender. People want to do right by their kids, after all. And since all new parents are a hot mess, dads are …
By Priscilla Blossom

8 Differences Between Being Pregnant In Your 20s Vs 30s, According To Science

Whether you're planning a pregnancy, or just thinking about your future family, it's typical to think about things like child-spacing, how many kids you want, and when to start trying to conceive. When making your pro/con list, you might also conside…
By Steph Montgomery

16 Moms Share Remedies For Their Most Intense Chocolate Cravings During Pregnancy

For better or worse, pregnancy is usually synonymous with odd cravings. Sure, there are the stereotypical combos like pickles and ice cream that plague gestating women the world over, but there are other mind-boggling combinations, too, including but…
By Candace Ganger

Putting Sunscreen On Your Kid Doesn't Have To Be A Fight — Here's How To Do It

I am almost translucent, so me and sunscreen are basically besties at this point. Even though my children are beautifully deep brown thanks to my husband's genetics, I still slather them like biscuits being buttered because I refuse to take risks wit…
By Cat Bowen

19 Moms Share The Way They Cured Their Pregnancy Comfort Food Cravings

I was obnoxiously sick during the first trimester with, "lucky" for me, both of my pregnancies. For the first three months I lived on saltines, lemonade, and fresh bread. Once I was able to eat, however, all I wanted was savory and sweet comfort food…
By Dina Leygerman

I Used To Judge Formula-Feeding Moms — Until I Became One

The other patrons in the hip Brooklyn restaurant probably couldn’t care less what I was feeding my baby, but I’ll always remember the shame I felt as I quickly mixed up his bottle of formula in front of them. I admitted to my childless friend that I …
By Katherine Martinelli

7 White Lies It’s Necessary To Tell To Keep Your Relationship Healthy

Telling lots of lies typically isn't associated with a healthy, strong, lasting relationship, and that's still certainly true, but not all lies are exactly the same. Though you've probably heard from someone at least once or twice that the lie they t…
By Lauren Schumacker

The Skinny Jeans That Saved Me Postpartum

Accepting my post-pregnancy body is hands-down one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. It’s something that I still work on every single day. During my first pregnancy, I was 20 years old, so I managed to bounce back quickly. In fact, I dropp…
By Allison Cooper

7 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Say They Feel Safe

In those first weeks of new motherhood, it can feel like you need an interpreter for your newborn. With their limited means of communication, figuring out what message your baby is trying to get across to you can be a challenge. With time, however, y…
By Kimmie Fink

Here's Why Dogs Are Obsessed With Babies' Poop, According To Science

Most family dogs seem to understand babies, and they're more than happy to make friends with the newest member of the pack. It's adorable... for the most part and until you go to change your little one's diaper. Suddenly, you're wondering why dogs ar…
By Lindsay E. Mack

6 Signs You're Meant To Have A Big Age Gap Between Kids

There's a five year age difference between my two children, to the day. Their age gap wasn't planned but, for a variety of reasons, works well for our family. And since I was so focused on having a second baby, I totally overlooked the signs that wou…
By Candace Ganger

My Dog Knew I Was Pregnant Before My Family Did

Growing up, I was 100 percent sure I'd be a mom one day. To a dog, that is. My baby plans came later. And once my husband and I were sure we wanted both a dog and a baby, we'd add to our joint dog-and-baby name list over Sunday brunch or on date nigh…
By Melissa Mills