With any luck, Iíve given you a few ideas thatíll make your holiday shopping a little easier. And while youíre out shopping, my son and I will continue to wait each other out. Does he believe in Santa, or doesnít he? Does it make any difference? Will I have to explain yet again that Santa probably bought the present at a local store and just forgot to take off the tag? The closer to Christmas, the higher the stakes. And he is strong willed. I wonít be surprised if I blink first.
[Originally published in December, 2008.]