Santa falls into the category of things she has a hard time believing in. This was even before she tricked us into admitting that there wasn't a REAL Santa Claus. On the subject of Santa, her first visit to Santa was an absolute NO WAY! She wouldn't go near him. She luke-warmed up over the subsequent couple of years (and that's being generous), but she was never into the Santa mystique. I think we gave up trying to take her to see Santa around her 6th or 7th birthday. Practical and self-centered to the end, Christmas is all about Alexa and more importantly, gifts FOR Alexa. Thus, I give you Exhibit A, Alexa's Christmas list.
State of the Art - done in Photoshop, complete with clip art and red font lettering, non-sentimental, but stylish. No mention of how good she's been this year, but complete with stores or catalogs where items may be procured. No confusion over exactly what she wants...comes complete with pictures! No "Dear Santa" to start - or "Love, Alexa to finish. The bonus, we've been told, is that it's a pretty short list this year - she doesn't really want much!
Living with such an 'old' child is not exactly what I had in mind for Christmas!