First of all thank you for helping me find some joy and a little bit more sanity to get through to today…and really it is nice to know that I am not the only one.
So we didn’t make it to see Santa because of the snow and as I said Santa was going to be calling…and calling he did at about 7 pm that evening.
Little man answered the phone call…his eye’s big as saucers…he very politely talked to Santa… all he asked for was a real tractor…a big one like Uncle Jim’s…a green one to be exact…he told me excitedly that after Santa brought him his tractor, he would be able to move all the snow out of the driveway with his tractor…oh dear lord…I asked him where we would possibly put a big tractor like this and did he really think we would let him drive a tractor all by himself, he responded with “We will have put up another garage, and I already know how to drive a tractor.” Yeah right. He has an answer for everything.
My grandson talked to Santa next. Right off the bat he says to Santa, “Do you know what Santa? Me and my Mommy are having some problems.” Oh goodness. Talk about cracking me up. He then went on to sweetly ask for all kinds of things for “my cousins and me”. They may fight like brothers and sisters, but he is always looking out for them.
Little lady talked last and though it was hard for her to wait she did so very patiently. The first things that comes out of her mouth is, “I’m sorry Santa.” “For being bad and putting myself on the naughty list.” I knew she was going to say this because that very morning she had told me that when she sat on Santa’s lap that afternoon, she was going to tell him sorry for all the bad naughty things she’s been doing. All she asked Santa for was a “real live Mommy reindeer” “that’s all I want Santa” Oh dear. He tried to get her to ask for something else. She wouldn’t budge. She ended with telling him that she had made him cookies and then a very sweet “I love you Santa.” Is she buttering up Santa or what?
When I asked her where we would possibly keep a real live reindeer her response was in our back yard.
After the phone call, they went kind of nuts…in an effort to calm them down, I reminded them that Santa only gives us what he knows we can handle…and that he is still watching us…I could just as well have been talking to the wind.
This excitement led them to being excited about the football game…
Which was short lived because our team didn’t do so well…and of course there was bedtime. Thank God for bedtime.
Live reindeer? A real tractor? Dear Santa, we have no place for either of these so could you please bring something more suitable?
Hope you are having a wonderful week…spending time with loved ones…shopping…preparing…whatever it is you are doing I hope that you have lots of joy, love and peace.
Until next time, love & hugs, Lori