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A Lesson in Generosity

Joshua is just at the age when Christmas is 100 percent, completely, head over heels exciting. It is for this very reason that a comment he made in the car on the way home from Gramma's house carries so much meaning for me.
I asked Joshua if he liked what he got for Christmas. He, of course, said yes. Then Joshua asked if Eric and I also liked what he got from Santa. We, of course, said yes too. He replied, "Well, I'm glad you do. My presents are for all of us."

Just wanted to say...

MerryChristmas!! (some day Josh is going to get me for this!)

Odds and Ends

Only 12 days until Christmas, and I am feeling the pressure. Of course, it is all self inflicted but I digress. I thought you might like to see what Joshua's Christmas letter contains and so I quote:
Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. How are you doing? How are your reindeer doing? This year I want Viking ship, a Viking castle, Harry Potter graveyard, Lord Vladek castle, Lego chess, Bionicles, Lego Police sation and cargoship, sandcrawler, turbo tank, shell shocker, Roboraptor, video games an xbox Thank you Santa. love Josh
It's quite a list and I have not acquired on single thing off the list. Now that I am an adult, I wonder how any parent ever gets away with the whole Santa thing. I mean, I use the same wrapping paper! Half the time the presents are not what was asked for, and Santa (despite numerous Reindeer) never makes a peep. I suppose there is something to be said for the magic of innocence, the complete faith and trust in your parents. And I feel a little guilty about t…