My kids have this sixth sense. When the weather turns cooler, they know Christmas is just around the corner. And so they begin compiling their lists, which will include every toy (no matter how lame) they see advertised on TV.
Yesterday we were all watching TV and happened to see a commercial for the Swiffer Sweep/Vac.
They were enthralled.
And being the thoughtful, kind children they are, they thought of me.
"Mom!" exclaims Brother. "You need one of those! It's the new way to clean!"
To which Sister replied, "Maybe you can get that for Christmas!"
One can only dream...