November 14, 2008
1. Real Light Saber-one that makes appropriate noises and can cut off people's heads
2. Tiger Shark-size L
3. Smencil-a pencil that smells like a root beer float
4. King Cobra-If the local animal shelter is sold out of these, a Green Mamba would be an acceptable substitute.
5. Indoor basketball court constructed in our basement or, better yet, built as an addition onto the side of our house.
Santa likes all of these suggestions but is leaning away from the Smencil. A pencil that smells like a dessert? That's impractical...not to mention just plain weird!
So, what's the very best thing that's on your kids' Christmas lists this year? I'm sure you've got some excellent ones...I'm anxious to hear!
P.S. I have to eat my words. I went to the Book Fair tonight and found the mysterious Beast Quest books that my daughter listed on her wish list. I was expecting to find a series that chronicles the collective plight of mothers of five year-old girls (we love them, but as a general category, they are awfully feisty). What I found instead was a collection of stories about regular old beasts such as giant squid and fire dragons. The title of the series is sooooo misleading. I'm thinking about writing the publisher.