you tell him mom

Deck the halls withe disco lights
Fa la la la la la la la la
Flashing in time to Disney holiday songs
Fa la la la la la la la la

Forget that turkey, get to buying
Fa la la la la la la la la
Dolls and clothes, toys and gadgets
Fa la la la la la la la la

Kiddo is not interested in Turkey Day. She is only interested in December and what that month brings. Her birthday and Yule aka Xmas aka reasons to get lots of presents. She has already dragged me to one store to show me the "ATM Bank" that acts like a real ATM and counts money for you. She wants the game of Life and yet MORE clothes for her many dolls.

So I said, write a letter to Santa and tell him what you want. She very seriously replied, "Momma, it will never get there. He lives WAY up north. Here let me show you." She proceeds to show me on the world map she has where we live and where Santa lives.

Its clear to me that our schools teach way too much logic with not enough emphasis on magic. I told her, "it worked when I was a kid." She thought about that and started writing a list and told me I could tell Santa for her. Because, after all, it worked for me as a kid.

ArticlesAnnette Wagner