Last Christmas, by the way he howled, making Rody sit on Santa's lap paralleled disowning him.
This year, our kid was a CHAMP! He asked for a ball (baseball, of course). He even smiled in a picture. And, the blue teddy bear Santa presented has become the new best friend of his all-time favorite horse that Aunt Marci gave him last year.
His horse, Pioneer (Rody chose the name himself), pulls the wagon (empty graham cracker box) with the blue bear riding inside all around the living room.