Me, last night in downtown Los Gatos: Hey, kids, come sit in front of the star so I can take a photo!
Kids: [resisting; they’re not nearly as willing to pose for photos these days than they used to be…]
Me: Aw, c’mon, it’s Christmas, give me this!
Kavi: It’s not Christmas for two more days!
Me: But it’s Christmas Eve Eve!
Mama won. They do love me.
(And yes, Kavi is wearing a short-sleeve t-shirt, even though it’s drizzling and I’m wearing a sweater and a zipped-up puffy jacket. She said she was fine.)