Here are a few of the Christmas conversations I've had with the boys:
Alex: I know who Santa REALLY is.
Al: IT'S MOM.
Lavs: Shhh! We don't want Mikey to hear!
Al: Yep, Mom brings the presents.
Al: Do you believe Santa is real?
Lavs: of course I do. Do you?
Al: Santa's not real.
Al: IS HE?
Way to hedge your bets, Alex!
Lavs: What do you want Ho-Ho to bring you for Christmas, Mikey?
Mikey: Everything! (he's been lugging around the Toys R Us catalog for weeks)
Lavs: Maybe Ho-Ho will bring you a puppy! (not happening) What would you name it?
Mikey: YOU KNOW.
Lavs: Tell me!
RJ: I know what I want for Christmas!
RJ: (pulling out the Cabela's catalog) THIS!
Lavs: A REVOLVER?
Lavs: You can't hunt animals with a revolver.
RJ: Yes you can! Jon, can you hunt animals with a revolver?
Jon: Yeah, you can.
Lavs: thanks for having my back, Jon. I'm NOT buying you a revolver RJ, and I don't think you should look for it under the tree either.
Jon: You are SO not ready for a weapon.