Conversation 1 (after a bad run of days at school)
Maria: Mom, I need you to do something for me
Me: Probably… tell me.
Maria: I need you to call Santa Claus
Me: Santa Claus? Why?!
Maria: Would you call and ask him what list I’m on?
Me: Really? Do you think you might be on the “Naughty List”?
Maria: I don’t want to talk about it. But call and ask, OK?
Conversation 2 (things are going better at school)
Ayanna (staff member at BARC): Hey Maria, you’re making good choices at school, aren’t you? I wonder if you are on the “Nice List”
Maria: I think I’m on the “Waiting List”
Christmas, Christmas time is near,
Time for toys and time for cheer.
We’ve been good, but we can’t last,
Hurry Christmas, Hurry fast.
Alvin and The Chipmunks