Friday, November 30, 2007

Santa's DNA Workshop

Today Nutmeg and I were looking through one of the hundreds of toy catalogs that have mysteriously found us despite our two moves in the past two years. This one was from the Discovery Channel Store, and she was quite enchanted by this butterfly kit. I told her she could put it in her letter to Santa.

A little later, she told me that she would have to ask for the butterfly kit for her birthday, because she could not ask Santa for it.

Why not, you ask?

"Because Santa cannot make living animals."

I immediately thought of all the kids over the years who have received puppies from Santa Claus, but, for obvious reasons, I did not present this counterpoint.

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