For the first time in our family's history, we had 3 children very interested in the Santa business this year. They were still terrified of meeting him in person, of course, but the notion of getting toys from the jolly old elf in exchange for their good behavior fascinated them.
So, one day we wrote him a letter. Well, I wrote, Will colored, Maggie decorated the envelope, and Coleman watched.
Here's what Maggie dictated:
Thank you for getting us nice presents.
QRS, QRB, WXFS.
[I asked her what she was spelling and
she said--it means, Santa get me a dolly.]
For Christmas I want a doll. And a train.
Coleman was very direct:
Get me a trampoline and a dolly.
The big guy brought everything we asked for.