'There's no way we're cancelling Christmas.'
'I'm not saying we cancel it; I'm saying it can't be like previous years. We can't afford it.'
'So you want us to have bangers and mash for Christmas dinner?'
'No! I'm saying we need to cut back on the presents.'
'They're seven and nine! They've been looking forward to this all year. Just because we're broke doesn't mean we're ruining their Christmas.'
'I'm not talking about ruining it; I'm talking about making sure they're not eating bangers and mash until next Christmas.'
'And you think fewer presents is going to stop that happening?'
A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.