Mal - Wow. I'm sure I wouldn't be able to help thinking about it either, in that situation.
Sue - Really, I can't understand why anyone would ever want to leave Alaska. :) But I have my fingers crossed for you anyway! You should at least hop on the ferry and come visit (I think it goes straight from there to here now) before you move.
Movies - Am I somehow depriving K by never having shown him a movie in his life? I don't have a problem with the concept. It's just that our only Netflix watching time has always been an adult thing after the kids are asleep, and I've never made an effort to figure out how to work it into our regular life.
Santa - Sigh... I wasn't going to tell K about Santa at all. But when I brought up the idea of Santa (so he wouldn't be scared by the guy dressed as Santa in the school Christmas program), he insisted Santa was real (something he probably learned at preschool). I'm fine with him believing, and I didn't try to argue with him. But do I really have to make a whole charade of it? I hate that kind of thing - it's just really not my style - and he didn't actually ask for anything from Santa. He seemed kind of disturbed by the whole conversation, really. I'm more inclined to say "sure Santa's real" but go ahead with just having a few presents from family under the tree like always and not take it any further. Or is that just mean and even more confusing?