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Sunday, December 14, 2003

Elves Have Left the Building

The kid is solidly in the business of Christmas now. She finds the cache at the top of a cupboard, memorizes what must be hers (everything, including the cupboard), and adds to her list of demands.

When I keep her from hauling out everything to show off � Stop. That's... awful. � she puts on an I'm-no-fool face and asks what difference it could make. After all, she says with that face, now she knows that there's no Mikolai. Because this way, I say, there's no surprise left in anything.

But she has turned into a horse and run on all fours to where I can't go.

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