It’s official. I have a raging sinus infection that Princess Nagger generously gave me from her bout of a cold/flu/cough/fever that kept her out of school for two days last week. I’m conscientious about not sending her to school when she has a fever so she doesn’t get everyone else sick. Too bad not everyone thinks that way, since that’s how she got sick. And ultimately me.
Since I was feeling like I’d been hit by a Mac truck yesterday, I decided not to wait and see if my regular doctor could squeeze me in, since an Express Care opened not too far from our house. Which is another post entirely, because it’ll take up all the valuable real estate today. Let’s just say that “Express” must mean something different in the Small Town.
Let’s talk about happier things – but instead of rainbows and unicorns, let’s talk about the Magic of Christmas. Can you believe there are only 74 days until Christmas?
I’ve been asking Princess Nagger and the Little Dude what they want to ask Santa for, Little Dude is easy – anything Thomas the Train or Lightning McQueen. Princess Nagger has her sights set a little higher:
PN: “I’m going to ask Santa for an iPad.”
Me: “An iPad? Why do you need an iPad?”
PN: “So I can play games on it. I’m the greatest Angry Birds player of all time! Or at least that’s what people tell me. And Hungry Sharks. Then I won’t have to bug you for your tablet ever again if I have my own. And if I get it from Santa, it’d be free!”
Me: “Well, Santa has a budget too, because when it comes to electronics his elves have trouble making that sort of thing. They can make toys like nobody’s business, but when it comes to electronics the elves are all thumbs. So even Santa has a budget when it comes to kids asking for electronics – he can get some things, but I think an iPad is outside of his budget. He’d have to give everyone an iPad that asks for one – then he couldn’t afford to live at the North Pole anymore. And that would make all the reindeer sad.”
PN: “Santa has a budget too?”
Me: “Pretty much everyone does anymore. Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny. The economy really has them pinching their pennies.”
PN: “What about about the new Amazon Kindle Fire? Is that in Santa’s budget?”
Me: “I don’t know, maybe. I was thinking of asking Santa for one and giving you my Kindle.”
PN: “You mean I’d get your kindle? For my very own? But wait, can you play games on it?”
Me: “Well, not the ones you’re thinking of, you’d need the fire tablet for that.”
PN: “I was going to ask for a 3DS, but maybe Santa will bring me a Kindle Fire instead. Yes, I think that’s what I would ask Santa for. I’m fine with not getting a 3DS. I’d rather have a tablet. Any tablet. And if I had the Kindle Fire, I could play games and read books! I bet Santa would probably go for that. It’s educational and fun.”
PN: “Wait, you’re Santa aren’t you?”
Me: “What?? What makes you think that?”
PN: “My best friend says Santa isn’t real, that her mom buys all the gifts. I bet you buy all the gifts. You must be Santa.”
Me: “Last time I checked, I don’t have a beard, and I don’t wear a red suit. So I can’t be Santa. I think your friend just doesn’t believe in the magic. You’re a believer, aren’t you?”
PN: “Well, yeah. I do get a letter from Santa every year, and he has answered the letters I sent him – even the one you never got to see that I sent him on the computer. So he must be real.”
Me: “I guess you better get busy writing that letter to Santa, it’s going to get really busy at the North Pole and you want to make sure he gets your letter early enough to reply and plan his budget accordingly.”
PN: “WooHoo! That means I am getting a Kindle Fire for Christmas! And it’s being released on my Birthday, so it’ll be extra special!”
Great. Now I will have to make sure I can ‘budget accordingly’ and get the Kindle Fire for her for Christmas. Too bad Santa will be getting all the accolades for that gift. But at least the magic will still be alive for another year.
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