Tomorrow is December first, Thanksgiving is over, so of course the kids have started on their Christmas lists. (I have told them in the past that any changes and/or additions to the list after December 1 are not guaranteed to make it to Santa's mailbox! Santa REALLY hates last-minute shopping!) A few nights ago the kids were working on their lists.
They have decided to go with Sears' holiday slogan: "Dream Big". They made 2 lists: a "wish list" (which they are well aware probably won't happen) and what Dr. Phil would call a "get-real" list.
Ashley's wish list:
swimming pool (I'll back her up on asking for this!)
Riley's wish list:
TV for my room (they are aware that I believe that brain cells can be sucked out by watching TV in the living room just as well as in their own bedroom)
peace in all the world
more pumpkin pie (how sad is that! :-)
When I noticed that their "get-real" list was going on and on and on, I reminded them, "You're only going to get 3 gifts, you know."
Ashley was apalled and outraged, "WHAT?!?! Only _3_ gifts, that's not fair!!"
"Jesus only got 3 for Christmas -- do you think you deserve any better than Jesus?"
Hating my logic, she continued, "No, but that's not fair! Just 3?"
"Are you telling me you're any better than Jesus?"
Riley hasn't looked up from his list and continues to scribble away while he joins the conversation: "I'll take the gold, Mom."