First, from Friday, after his last day of school before Christmas break and before making a trip up to his Aunt Alicia's for an early Christmas celebration:
Will recounted something his friend had said to him at school:
"Mom, Creight said, 'I'll see you in January,' " Will said, chuckling at what Will obviously thought was a silly comment on Creight's part. "And I said, "I'm not going to January. I'm going to my Aunt Alicia's in Atlanta."
And then from today as we sat eating our early Christmas feast with Rob's sister, parents and grandmothers:
The phone rang and Alicia didn't answer it.
"No one has that number," she said. "It's just sales calls."
"Why's Santa Claus calling?" Will asked.