I am a little concerned about this Christmas, and it's not even Halloween yet.
My children have decided, just like the little boy on The Christmas Story, that Santa Claus can be the way to get exactly what they want, no matter what Mom says.
For example, last week Emma told me that she was going to ask Santa for a trampoline. There's no way that a trampoline is in our Christmas budget, and I told her that I did not think that was going to happen, but she quickly told me, "Oh, don't worry, Mama, I'll just ask Santa. . ."
And then there's Macey. Through commercials she has discovered those Squinkies toys. They are tiny and would not survive a single vacuum pass of their room. I told Macey that they were too small and we were not getting them, and she said, "I'll just ask Santa."
I think I should explain to the girls about the Mommy Veto.