A couple of weeks ago I asked Sarah if she had given any thought to what she wanted for Christmas. I have to start the kids thinking early because we have quite a few relatives that ask for suggestions and I'm always at a loss. And unfortunately, the older they get, the harder it is to come up with gift ideas.
She told me that she knew exactly what she wanted but she was going to keep a secret so she could test to see if Santa was real or not.
So I mentioned it again yesterday after she had finished up her homework. She got a big smile on her face and excitedly grabbed a sheet of paper and started writing.
I was relieved that finally this year, I might get a decent list from her. She presented the list to me saying, "This is all I want for Christmas this year."
And then I read the list:
I told her that those weren't items that Santa could bring so she scratched them out and now the list is blank again.
Back to square one.