After 11 children, and several bonus foster children, I am no stranger to public humiliation. Last night, however, I was spared since JD happened to be the parent in line for pizza at Costco, while I was the other parent towing a half a dozen children through the store piling my cart high with food. There was a sweet older couple in line behind JD and Elijah and she leaned towards Elijah and asked, "what did Santa get you this year?" Elijah leaned towards her and said, "Santa is dead!" JD did exactly what I would have done and explained that Elijah was referring to the original Santa - Saint Nicholas. She was satisfied at the answer but the rest of us got a good laugh.
|Elijah and his Christmas dog|