"Are you happy, Aunt Claudia?"
I spent the evening with my three-year-old nephew yesterday. It was my brother-in-law's birthday and he and my sister had dinner reservations. So, I decided to take my nephew out while they were dining. At first, he wasn't too keen on leaving the house with me. I knew he'd be fine once we got on the road, though. "Are you doing okay back there?" I asked him once we were a mile from home. "It's not," he replied and gave me a little scowl. "How about some Christmas music?" "Yeah, Christmas music!" And from then on he was fine. Yesterday morning, I told him, "Say 'happy birthday' to your daddy." Instead of wishing his father a happy birthday, he said, "I want my Christmas." So sentimental, that kid! Anyway, I know he's really getting into Christmas so that's why I figured some festive holiday music would be met with some enthusiasm. We drove to Tysons Corner. I wanted to stop at Lu