Something Wonderful: Kids, start your wishlists.

Sounds like the ingredients for some strange Rube Golberg contraption. This seven year old should be watched.

Posted by David McKinnis at November 30, 2012 11:29 AM

By all means, get the kid a banjo. You'll be glad you did.....

Posted by Rob De Witt at November 30, 2012 1:42 PM

I would strongly encourage the banjo. A five-string open back should do very nicely.

Posted by random coolzip at November 30, 2012 2:21 PM

Off topic: Does anyone know what happened To Capt. Dave? Flight Level 390 has disappeared from the blogosphere. I miss him.

Posted by Roger in Republic at November 30, 2012 2:51 PM

My 8 year old asked for a ukelele. She is going to get it.

Posted by at November 30, 2012 5:46 PM

Steve Martin would agree.

Posted by Potsie at November 30, 2012 7:11 PM

What a perfect interlude in the madness! It's why this is still my first stop every morning.


Posted by Joan of Argghh at December 1, 2012 5:58 PM

Um, is this from an Obamaphone famiy? What's with the unicorn painting set? Or is that mandatory for school now?

Posted by at December 2, 2012 5:18 AM

Six-year-old nephew, when asked what he wants for Christmas, answered simply, "Gum." That's a big improvement over last year when he asked for a dinosaur head to hang on his wall.

The year before that, when he was four, he wanted a "phonics kit." I was rather puzzled, until I realized he meant the Snap Circuit electronics kit.

In any case, this year I'm getting him a gumball machine filled with gum. It should be a fun Christmas morning for him and his siblings.

Posted by Anna at December 8, 2012 10:00 PM