Ok - so I peeked at what the kids wrote to Santa. The letters were very conversational - as though they were talking to a really good friend. They both asked for items I know they have wanted to quite a while - but here's the funny part. Independent of each other, they both asked Santa some general questions like: "Is it too cold up there for you? Do you like Kringla? Do the elves really know how to make a DS? If you send me a spy kit, I don't really care what kind it is. Could you send the doll WITH the puppy - so the puppy doesn't get lost. Do you really know Jesus? - Mom says you do."
Interesting. I think my list as a child went something like this:
Please bring me ice skates.
Silver Lining: Joseph has been showering properly this week.