Our workshop is currently full, so burstingly full of presents, that I'm considering saving some things for the kids' next birthdays. I am so excited for them to open, squeal, squeeze, play with and get excited about these presents.
There's only one problem.
My son has very specific things on his list for Santa and is convinced that these are the things he will find under the tree. Any hint of Santa bringing anything not on this list is ludicrous to him: "maybe next Christmas," he will say at the suggestion.
a "dang-dang" guitar ("because that's the sound it makes")
a kid's treadmill (what? he also says I cannot use it, it would be kid-sized)
a ClickStart computer (whew, something I could actually find at Costco)
Santa has prepared to bring him one thing from his four-item list, the Click Start computer.
But all he can talk about is how he will get a guitar. A real one he can play.
What do I do? We've already spent as much money on him as we are willing and have actually spent way too much. But will the absence of a guitar ruin his Christmas morning? Will his belief in Santa be shaken because the big man didn't live up to his expectations? Where the heck would I find an inexpensive kid-sized looks-like-a-real guitar one week before Christmas?
Please tell me he will be blinded by the dazzling display under our tree Christmas morning and
that he will be distracted by his own squeals of joy so that he will not even notice the absence of "dang-dang" sounds.