Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Can Santa bring me a new phone on the Android platform?"

This may be my favorite question ever.

She asked this right after, "Dad, you want to catch a late brunch at Sloopy's?"

Nine. Fourth grade. Doing algebra and geometry that I struggled with in high school.

Can make my iPhone do things I didn't know it was capable of.

Can canter on a thoroughbred, explain gravity, likes mochi (only the red bean version).

And she still believes in Santa Claus.

Oh, how I hope that never ends.

Remember vividly the day Ali came home and demanded a meeting with her mom and dad in HER room.

Think she was 8.

Snot-nosed Jimmy down the street had broken the news to her about Santa, and she wanted a full confession.

I tried the "But everyone believes in the magic of Santa" routine. She was having no part of it.

"YOU and MOM are Santa. Aren't you?"

"Well, yes."

"And, you're the tooth fairy. Aren't you?"

"Well, yes. And the Easter Bunny."

Wailing and screaming from her, "Oh no. Not the Easter Bunny!!!!!!!!!!!"

Never assume. Never, ever assume is what I learned that moment.

So, whilst Peanut is still going with it, it is magic.

Don't know if Santa uses the Android platform or not. But I bet he's gonna bust his fat tush trying. (You know, Daddy, it is more popular now than the iPhone platform.)

The good news is I don't think Santa can get that thoroughbred and saddle down the chimney.

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