the target toys catalog came in the mail yesterday,

so rhyan sat at the table circling all the things he wanted.

i asked him to make a list for santa, to which he replied

mom! everyone knows he’s not real!

he asked how much my budget was for his birthday & christmas,

then listed the items from the things he wanted most [aka must haves]

to the things he could do without – and even totaled it up for me!

he also was sure to remind me to shop before november 21st,

so i could use the coupons included in the catalog. [smart kid]

all this to say it’s funny how the times have changed,

and sad to see his years of writing santa have come to an end.