Eldest daughter has learned a few tricks from the OxFam catalog, and posted these signs throughout the house:
Small bedroom for 9-year-old girl.
Consider giving this gift of joy.
The 5-year-old, meanwhile, has been praying for snow for Christmas. We’ve had a talk about how God sometimes says “No” to our prayers. But in the event we get a freak snowstorm, you’ll know what happened.