Lately Sister has been a pill. I think she is just plain sick and tired of me and wants her Dad. I don't blame her. Tonight she was in an exceptionally good mood- I enjoyed every minute of it. She did her cheer thing this morning and got to have a picnic with her very best friend this afternoon. I was kid free for a few hours today- it was delightful.
Sister came home at dinner time. While we waited for dinner to finish cooking- Sister entertained me with her book of songs she kept from the first grade. I even joined in on the Christmas songs and "She'll Be Coming Aroung the Mountain..." Afterwards we got in to a discussion about Santa Claus...
Sister: "Does Santa go all over the world to deliver presents?"
Me: "Yes, to all of those who celebrate Christmas."
Sister: "They don't really celebrate Christmas in Japan do they?"
Me: "Not for the most part- but some do."
Sister: "Well- if they were SMART they would!"
I almost wanted to correct her and say that not all people have the same beliefs and customs and that doesn't mean they are wrong- yadda yadda yadda. But then I realized- she was thinking about Santa- its all about the presents right? (to a 7 year old it DEFINITELY is!)