*Sorry, the author requested I remove her letter.
What does a parent say to that?
Now, if that wasn’t enough to swallow, my 10 year old son told me (in all seriousness) that all he wants for Christmas is a monkey. A real, live throwing-poo-around-their-cage monkey. Nothing else. Then he spent about an hour researching pet monkeys online. He is completely convinced it’s an excellent idea and having a pet monkey around the house would be no trouble at all. And why wouldn’t you ask for a monkey when your sister is convinced she’s getting a horse?!
So that- in a nutshell- is what I’m working with this Christmas…