Miss 9 has a subscription to a children's magazine put out by the CSIRO and as part of it is invited (with family) to a Christmas party at Scitech.
Basically they open up Scitech for at least 3 hours (we left after 3hours), providing lollies and chips and a visit from Santa.
Anyway, Miss 9 queued up the see Santa and Miss 7 joined the line just before they got to the front. Santa asks what they want for Christmas and Miss 7 says a cowboy horse riding outfit.
Santa has a chat to her about this and horse riding etc and then asks Miss 9. She replies that she would like a rifle.
Santa just about freaked. He had to ask her three times to be sure he had heard right and there was lots of "oh umm, erring" going on.
After a bit he sort of recovered and said (looking at me), "I'm not sure about the rifle". I said "I don't see why not, they got one last year."
He responded "Oh, I had forgotten about that" (which I thought was an impressive come back). He then directed the girls to one of the "elves" to get a free pass.
It was quite funny! But I do wish I was videoing it.
BTW Scitech is FUN!