Shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but I already got my Christmas gift… by way of this unintentionally-noticed “gift list,” drawn up by my eight-year-old son, Paul (see below). Looks like Grandma Sallie is going to get a she (sea) shell, or a book. Great (meaning great-grandma), is in for a book or an ornament. And down there at the bottom… old dad is going to either get a new truck to replace his old one, a fishing pole, or Paul’s school picture. For the record, Mom is on the other side of the list. He’s thinking “parfum,” a sweater, or a tree ornament. (He has exactly $8 in his wallet.)

As for me, I’m hoping for the picture. Funny, I have a (toy) truck and a fishing rod on my list for him… but don’t tell!

I guess it’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. Here’s wishing you, and all of yours, a very healthy, happy holiday season…