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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Live Reindeer & Tractors

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


Brian Miller said... cool would it be to have a live reindeer though...think of all the money you would save in gas...smiles.

Linda said...

This made me smile, Lori. Your blog is giving you an outlet for recording and sharing these special moments with the children. Your readers get to enjoy them with you, and you're getting them written down so that time can't erase the memories.

I was reminded of a time when my little nephew was on the telephone with my mother (his grandmother). When she asked him what he wanted for Christmas, he said, "I want this...and this...and this." My mom said, "Greg, are you looking at a catalog?" He was. He was pointing to pictures as he was "showing" Grandma what he wanted.

gaelikaa said...

Have a lovely Christmas Lori.


LauraX said...

oh my goodness Lori! These are great stories...and I think your "santa only brings us what we can handle" response was perfect...maybe somewhere in the back of their minds they heard you!

Jeannie said...

Those kids sure have interesting wishes! What sweethearts!

Kit Kat said...

That is so cute!!! J cracks me up!!!!!!

LPC said...

Merry Christmas Lori. Out of the mouths of babes, no?

Together We Save said...

Just stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Well, I would never expect these special kids to ask for easy/normal gifts!!!!
Their wants made me smile and laugh...I do hope you all have a lovely Christmas, no matter what Santa brings!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just think . . . if Santa does bring live reindeer and a green tractor . . . you can plow up your back yard, plant a crop, have plenty of "fertilizer," then something to EAT the crop once it grows.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my - a Mommy reindeer and a real tractor? Well, it would certainly make Christmas morning interesting, now wouldn't it?


Nezzy said...

They need to live on the Ponderosa where real tractors and deer abound. Of course their not 'reindeer'. Boy does poor Santa have his hands full this year!!!!

Ya'll have a very blessed Christmas filled with friends, family and fudge baby, piles of great fudge!!!

Buckeroomama said...

Oh my! They do keep you on your toes, don't they? :)

I heard Santa told Josh today, "I'll see what I can do about it." When I asked Josh what he asked Santa for, he told me a Star Wars book and some Beyblades. No live animals or heavy machinery. Whew. :)

Have a wonderful Christmas, Lori!

Hilary said...

I'm sure they'll forgive Santa for these oversights. Those kidlets are just too funny. Have a beautiful Christmas, Lori.

wolfie185 said...

Very cool!!

Just published a new post with pic's if you need a break ;-)


Joanna Jenkins said...

You know a "green tractor" is a John Deer tractor-- So it's true what they say about boys and the price of their toys ;-) That's hysterical. I loved this post and your sweet Littles!

Wishing you all a joyful Christmas Lori. I can't wait to hear all about it.

xoxo jj

Just Be Real said...

Dear Lori and family,

♥♥♥Merry Christmas♥♥♥

TechnoBabe said...

How about a goat instead of a reindeer? Hope you and your wonderful family have a fabulous Christmas.

Anonymous said...

May there be wonderful surprises from Santa tonight. (Psssst, the mommy deer are over here in my yard! That is, if white-tail deer will do.)

Have a blessed Christmas, Lori. ♥

Just Be Real said...

Lori, I hope you had a grand Christmas.

SciFi Dad said...

Merry Christmas. I hope it was all you wished it would be.

deb said...

you are unreal... bless you, Lori.

I have to tell you I'm so glad to be past the Santa stuff.

Fragrant Liar said...

I love that they got to talk direct to THE MAN! I wish I'd gotten to talk to him, since I've been good all year. Mostly.

Anonymous said...

What a delightful lot of requests - impractical, but delightful!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Wendy said...

Thanks Lori for your sincere and heart-felt comment on my post "Hope". You are one special lady.

A live reindeer? Tractor? Why not?? I used to ask my mom and dad for a horse. Where will it live? Oh, in the backyard, of course. LOL! Children are so imaginative and think we can do anything!

Hope Santa was good to all the little ones, and tell them that Grandma Wendy said "there are no bad children." (sometimes the behaviour is not nice, but every child is beautiful, in my opinion).