Since my computer crashed the day after Christmas, you all missed our Christmas this year. It was a very nice one, and ZBoy received one present in particular that was exceptionally spectacular.
It was a robotic R2D2 unit. He responds to commands, goes on patrol, sings, dances, and "converses" with its Master.
One afternoon, I overheard ZBoy talking with R2. They were reminiscing about various people.
"Do you remember... Luke Skywalker?" asked Z. R2 responded with cheery beeps.
"Do you remember... Princess Leia?" Whistle, whistle, whistle.
"Do you remember... Darth Vader?" R2 screams, and backs away shaking his dome.
"Do you remember... Chewbacca?" Beep, Beep, whistle, whistle.
"Do you remember... George Bush?"
Apparently the universe agrees - 2008 could not have arrived fast enough!