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“Can Santa bring me this racetrack mama?”
The question was innocent enough but my irritation rose as I responded to the question for the 43rd time that day.
“You can ask Santa, but he chooses what to bring for kids”.
It was the quickest way I could think of addressing my three-year-olds newly realized ideology that speaking his wish list out into the atmosphere would make said items magically appear under the tree.
I really needed to nip that idea in the bud because he had in fact asked for at least twenty-eight different toys (98% of them race car related) before lunch, despite the fact that is wasn’t even December yet. All of this childlike greed delivered from a crisp red Toy catalog delivered to our mailbox, that I had left out on the counter.