Okay, I know it's not even Halloween yet . . .
Please try not to get the pitchforks out . . .
but . . .
last night . . .
I started thinking about . . .
(I know, I know.)
Well, it wasn't so much me, it was Santa Claus who was thinking about Christmas. Santa has to plan ahead and sleuth and slink to decide on -- and then find -- just the right gift. I think you know what I mean.
Anyway, this led me to thinking. . . So I thought I'd get you thinking, too . . . (you can thank me later) . . .
If you could get one more gift from Santa Claus, what would it be? What is the toy you wish you had most and missed out on? Or which toy do you miss so much, you'd choose it again? I'm speaking to your inner-child here . . . no mortgages-paid-off or dream cars. What would the child that still lives somewhere inside you ask for?
Mine would be a very elaborate dollhouse. Not a molded-plastic PlaySkool model or anything PlayMobil. No. Something more like this:
I see a Christmas tree in the middle of that gazebo . . . lit with the big, old-fashioned lights. What? You don't see it? Hmph, funny . . .
Get any ideas from this view? I wouldn't even know where to begin! (But I'd figure it out.)
Now, trust me, this is pure fantasy. The cost of one of these little beauties would -- and should -- go into our own house right now. And I have been having enough trouble keeping up my real house, no idea when I would find the time to decorate a pretend one. And let's really nevermind the fact that I don't ever think I had such a stellar year of good behavior as to be rewarded with this. It's just pure fantasy.
Any idea what you would ask for? (Let's forget whether we would actually deserve it or not, 'kay?)