A Late Chat Production
You and your spouse are awakened on Christmas morning by the sounds of your two sons shouting and screaming. These are not the happy sounds you would expect to hear on Christmas morning. Seven year-old Corey and ten year-old Casey are fighting.
It seems Santa delivered a Teddy bear but forgot to put a name tag on it. Santa intended for the bear to go to Corey. Corey asked Santa for a Teddy bear so Santa delivered. Casey wanted a bear but Santa assumed he was too old for a Teddy bear and would not want one. Casey was not sure if he believed in Santa or not but decided to write a letter to Santa just in case. Normally the boys give their Santa letters to you to deliver for them but Casey decided he was now old enough to take care of that for himself. Corey gave you his Santa letter but Casey, unknown to you, dropped his Santa letter in the mailbox on the corner. (He even made sure he put a stamp on it - a dinosaur sticker.) Casey did not put the right address on the envelope containing his letter so it never made it to Santa. Casey also asked for a Teddy bear. Casey is testing to see if Santa is for real so he will not respond to any inquiries you make as to what he wants for Christmas.
The boys woke up early, got dressed, left you and your spouse sleeping, and went to the den to see what Santa had brought. Both boys see the Teddy bear first thing and run for it. The boys discover there is no name tag but Casey insists the bear is his. Corey loves the bear and says it is his. The boys each grab an arm of the bear and start shouting and screaming and pulling on the bear.
You and your spouse arrive on the scene just as the poor bear's arms are pulled off. Corey and Casey are each left holding an arm and the bear's body falls to the floor. The boys look at each other in shock and then start blaming each other for the damaged bear. Casey then shoves Corey to the floor and runs off to another room in tears. Corey is now on the floor and he is crying too.
How do you sort it all out?