So during one of Charley's less than finer moments today I of course had to bring up Santa...Here is our conversation:
Mama: Charley, this time of year you have to really watch it.
Charley: Watch what?
Mama: Watch your behavior and your choices.
Charley: Why? Why this time of year?
Mama: Because, this is the time of year when everyone that loves you is thinking about giving you a special gift...including Santa. You remember, he is watching to see if you are making good choices.
Charley: Well I do want a Wii from Santa.
Mama: Well, that is a big gift. Those are expensive...you better make really good choices.
Charley: Well mama, don't you know! Santa doesn't buy the presents. He makes them.
And I will end it here because this stuff is tough - man being a parent can actually make your brain hurt. I went into this longgggggg explanation on how Santa knows how much things are at Target and then thinks about the choices a child makes...and I think eventually, Charley wandered from the kitchen and I was still explaining to the apple I was slicing how Santa rationalizes the toys he "makes" and gives. HAHAHA! Now I have tears coming down my face. Seriously - if I wasn't a hunting widow this weekend I would have a glass of wine in my hand.