Our 15 year old daughter Kate wants a clapper for Christmas. I have tried to explain to her that a "clapper" would be a really crappy gift unless your 75-ish, but she still wants one. The problem is that even if she had a "clapper " , she would still leave the light on which would mean that I would have to go all of the way up the stairs to clap the thing off , which wouldn't be any different than me going all of the way up there to flip a switch. I got so frustrated with her for not ever turning off her lights that I finally just took her table lamp. I wonder if she would like some underwear for Christmas instead?
St. Nicholas pray for us, and for my Kate. Dear God , please help me to bring a joyful Christmas to Kate, and to all of our children. I just can't seem to get into it this year.