I have a few theories based on historical data about my (Santa) Christmas gifts to my kids, husband, and self. Since our youngest is still a believer, we all benefit from the red-suited guy and his magical offerings.
- Hannah will love her gift for four months until it’s out of style.
- Sarah will love her gift, but after 48 hours it will need to be cleaned up and then it will mysteriously disappear.
- Carolyn will love her gift for precisely four weeks, then it will rotate with the other fifty she loves.
- Nova will laugh at his gift and shake his head, and eventually give it back to me or give it to someone else.
- I will use my gift every single week until next Christmas when Santa brings a new one.
Have you formulated any guesses? Hannah’s is clothes, Sarah’s is a circuit game with batteries and connections that make things glow or rotate, Carolyn’s is a stuffed dog (with a game code), Nova’s is a workout band and jump-rope that (in theory) he can take to work; except last year when Santa brought him Nicorette gum, it was a complete waste (and rather expensive). And mine is a running log that I buy online every year and Santa always brings a new one–I know, so predictable, but Santa loves me for that.
Can you theorize why I can post this without my darling family members finding out their gifts? That’s right! They don’t read my blog. Wonder if Santa can do something about that?