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Carina: (laugh) Yes, Christmas is about caring. On Christmas, we show each other that we care. Where did you hear that?
Emma: I don't know. My brain? But what about the presents?
Carina: Well, on Christmas we give each other presents. One day, you'll be able to give us presents.
Carina: Yeah, you can pick your own presents that you want to give to people. I can help you with that if you want. Who do you want to give presents to?
Carina: And what would you want to get her?
Emma: Uh, she needs earrings because she lost her baby squid earring, so she needs a new one. We can go to Wegmans and get earrings in the jewelry section of Wegmans.
Carina: (laugh) Ok, yes, we can do that. Who else? What would you want to get Bello?
Emma: A tool. Because he works a lot. A tool that will help him paint tables.
Carina: So you want to get him a brush?
Emma: No! Not a brush! He has brushes. He needs a tool that will dry the paint for him so he doesn't have to wait while the paint dries.
Carina: Wow. That's so very thoughtful Emma. Ok, how about Grammy?
Emma: Heart earrings. Yeah, heart earrings.
Carina: Uncle Sammy?
Emma: I don't know Uncle Sammy that well. What does he like?
Carina: What do you think?
Emma: Well...he likes me...
Carina: So, you want to give him a picture of yourself?
Emma: No, I want to get him a crown. A toy boy crown.
Carina: (laugh) Um...ok...how about Daddy?
Emma: Daddy needs a tool too. A wrench! Not a screwdriver. He already has a screwdriver. Oh, and Miles! I want to get Miles a super-fly-high helicopter!
I just loved how honest and thoughtful all of her responses were. Obviously some of these gifts aren't possible, or are things you already have. I just thought I'd share because - after all - it's the thought that counts.