Next up: a cute kid story. Last night we braved the mall (*shudder*) to get my dad a Christmas present. (Incidentally, Dad will be here Monday or Tuesday, and is staying the week! I'm excited!) While we were there, the boys asked if they could visit Santa and quite frankly, I was surprised that they wanted to - that no one had ruined their innocence of the magic of it all, as old as they are. But you know, I still get presents under the tree from Santa at my mother's house, so... *shrug*
Anyway, the boys asked for ridiculous things like a television and a dirtbike (!?! Please. Not even. If Father Christmas brings that, he's going to be on MY naughty list). I heard most of what they said, but Santa murmured some stuff and ruffled Aaron's hair and when he got up, my little one's eyes were as wide as saucers. AJ looks at me and pulls me over, kind of in a panic, and says, "He knew my room wasn't clean!"
He's Santa, yo. He knows all.
Speaking of Big Brother Who Knows More Than He Should, I'm not sure at all how I feel about the whole LJ Stats feature. I like a certain amount of anonymity, but I really don't want to do the whole ghost/invisible thing. And if everyone else does, it will lose its point, right? So far, I don't like it. It will just cause drama where it's unwanted, in my opinion, and there's a whole lot of people I don't know reading my journal, apparently, Most of whom are invisible. And there's no point in friends-locking. I mean, what are the lurkers going to do with the recipes I post? They're for food, not bombs. *frown* Maybe If I understood the feature better, I wouldn't automatically despise it. I've never been good at reading charts. Graphs. Whatever.
Last but definitely not least, I'm reading How The Grinch Stole Christmas for DEAR day (Drop Everything And Read) at the boys' school today. Of all the acting I've done in my life, doing oral interp for first graders is right up there with my favorites. Top five, anyway. They sit there with rapt attention and listen intently. I do so love a good audience!