A short time after an inquisition about why all the tops of the peppermint candies were smushed...
Child whose heart genuinely is as big as his patron's: Um, I want to be like St. Nicholas but I just don't have it in me, I think.
Me: St. Nicholas didn't do it all under his own strength.
Child, surveying the general chaos of his home: I think we really need to pray more around here.
I'm glad Advent is especially long this year. We are no where near ready to greet the Babe.