Dear Baby Jesus
"What? Nothing for Christmas?" cried the little boy.
"Well," said mom, "maybe if you write a letter to baby Jesus and tell him how sorry you are, Santa will bring you some presents."
The little boy returned to his room and began his letter. With each attempt at writing he would first apologize and then promise to be good for a certain amount of time. Each letter he crumpled-up, and then started again, making the "be good" time shorter with each letter.
Just as he was about to give up in frustration, he was suddenly struck by a bolt of inspiration! Running to the living room he carefully removed the little Mother Mary figure from the family's manger scene, and then he carefully wrapped it in a sock, placing it in his top drawer. Returning to his desk, he took out a clean piece of paper and began to write:
"Dear Baby Jesus, if you ever want to see your Mother again...."