Post-industrial economics lesson, Christmas Edition

Conversation with the seven-year-old:

He: Dad, why does my new guitar say Made in China?

I: Well, that's where it was made. Lots of things are made there.

He: I thought it was made by elves?

I: Well, it came from the elves, but they probably subcontracted out the manufacture.

He: Oh. Dad, what does subcontract mean?


Another sign the holidays are here

Today was the last day of school, and our oldest has posted holiday visiting hours for her room. Apparently there are no exceptions.