to share some things I didn't expect to hear or say this Christmas season.
Me: Mia, don't spit on the Temple Grounds.
Mia: But when I see a dry place I just need to get it wet.
Mia: But I really want a Rapunzel Tower for Christmas.
Me: But it is so expensive.
Mia: But I asked Santa to make it and Santa will get it for me.
Me: Well, let me explain something about Santa. Santa has to have a job too. He can't just give stuff away all the time. He has to make money too and I can't afford for Santa to get that for you.
Me: Julia! It's time to get up.
Julia: No mom. It's time to get down.
Mia: Mom, if we go somewhere for Christmas, does Santa still come to our house?
Mom: No. If he knows where you are sleeping, I'm sure he will know where to take the presents.
Mia: Oh Mom, you are always thinking aren't you.
Mom: I guess so. That's what a brain does. It thinks.
Mia: But not if you have a brain transplant.
Mom: Well, yes, I guess you might stop thinking if you consider having one of those.