At this point my son came into the room and pointed out that we didn't make a shamash. I mentioned that we didn't need to make one as we aren't really lighting these menorah candles.
Much to my son's dissatisfaction he insisted that we needed to make one stating, "What kind of menorah doesn't have a shamash? It's the service candle after all!" To that I responded, "You think it needs one so badly, you make it."
He did, and he insisted it be bigger than the rest and that it had a label so his sister would know it was the shamash. What a good big brother!