My kids will not sit on Santa's lap. They love to talk a big game about everything they want to say to him, but the minute we come near him, they clam up, hide their faces, and start whimpering. But here's what they would ask him for, if they could muster the courage:
MAGGIE: Lollipops and cookies.
OLLIE: Lollipops and cookies and black toys and orange toys and candy.
Here' the excellent part. I can make that happen. Someday they will ask for ponies or trips to Europe and I will fall so terribly short. But lollipops and a couple black toys? I can totally swing that.
A thing I like
I saw these coolio retro-brooches by Elefante, e a vida on the fabulous Mighty Girl. They are like something my grandmother would have worn on one of her many second-hand cloth coats if she had been a little less small, moody, and Jewish. I love them, or as we like to say in my family, I lerve them. I'd say you should buy one here, but it seems they are sold out. But just you wait, she'll make more.