The kids opened their presents this morning. S1 went first, and he thought his new roller skates were awesome. "I didn't really want a game boy," he told me, "how did Santa know I really wanted roller skates?" "Where are my roller skates?," asked S2. She was crestfallen when her present turned out to be a princess horse. "Santa got you the princess pony because that's what you asked him for," I told her, "Next time, ask S1 what he's going to ask Santa. And make sure to ask Santa for the same thing." She brightened up; she has a strategy for next year.