Monday, December 22, 2008

Do You Have Any Christmas Related Advice For Me?

My daughter, Riley, is on the brink of figuring out the Santa Claus thing. She's asked for an item that I don't think exists and if it did, I don't think I could afford it. It might be a test to see if Santa is for real or not.

She wants a kid's car that has four seats and a roof. Last year, we got her and Lucy a Barbie Jeep and it was exactly what she wanted. Now she's upped the ante and I'm not sure how to handle it.

I definately don't want to buy her another car. At least not until she's 16. But what do I tell her Christmas morning when she doesn't get her car?

Please help.


  1. You could pull the old "There are more needy kids out there than you" hole card, and explain that there was a poor little girl in Calcutta that got the car...

    maybe not.

  2. Be honest. Tell her that thanks to the disastrous economic policies of the Bush administration, Santa had to lay off a bunch of elves. Since automobile assembly is very labor intensive, there just wasn't an adequate workforce to handle it.

  3. Put a Matchbox in her stocking and tell her Santa's an old man and he sometimes gets confused.

  4. SD: Maybe...

    Some Guy: That just may work.

    Deadspot: I think you're on to something there.

  5. From an early age we always had the kids ask for multiple items from Santa, always making it clear that Santa wouldn't bring all of them, but only possibly one. That worked pretty well.

    Finally we just said you got us kids, it's all a fraud.