Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hey Santa Claus! Where have you been?

Yesterday I drove down Main Street in my parents' town, and saw Santa Claus by the Post Office. I drove home and asked Mr M if he wanted to go sit on Santa's lap to tell him what he wanted for Christmas.

"No. I already wrote him a letter. He already knows what I want."

"He's also giving out candy. Do you want to go get free candy?"

"No! I don't want to sit on Santa's lap."

So, I had my youngest sister, my niece, and my two older kids get in the car so they could sit on Santa's lap. I dropped them off, and decided I'd go back to my parents' to get the younger kids that were still there.

I pulled up to the house, and all the younger boys were playing in the front yard. I told them to get in the car and I was going to take them to see Santa. They all got really excited. Except for Mr M.

"I said I don't want to go."

"I know. But you're going. Get in the car."

He did.

I told my nephews to be thinking about what they wanted to ask Santa to bring them for Christmas. They talked excitedly about what was appropriate to ask for and what wasn't.

"Can we ask him for money?"

"I don't know. Maybe you should think of something else. Like some kind of toy."

"Can we ask for Bakugan cards?"

"What? Baklava?"

"NO! Bakugan cards. They have little balls that open into some little Bakugan things."

"Ok. Ask him for those."

We pulled up to the curb only to see that Santa was no longer sitting there. In the amount of time it took me to go back and get the boys, he'd packed up shop. I had to tell the boys that we were too late. They were all disappointed and let out a collective "Aughhhh!"

Except Mr M. He yelled out, "YES!" and pumped his fist in the air.

The kid did NOT want to see Santa.


jiggins said...

The kid knows better.. Dad is is his hero. What else could you ask for? ;)

Anonymous said...

The last santa's lap he sat on had an uncomfortable bulge. Can't blame the kid.

Inside Stories said...

Maybe he doesn't want Santa asking him if he's been good?

Lindsay-Weaver said...

That's too funny. I wish I could've come this year! :)

Romany Angel said...

Bless his heart...what a smart kid.

TROLL said...

There is no Santa Claus.

steph said...

that is funny, but i do think santa IS pretty creepy. well, the ones in malls and such. like, who wants that job??

deputymomof6 said...

It is pedophile's dream job... so if you go to the mall, keep a skeptical eye on Santa!!! LOL

A.B. said...

I was a santa's elf in college to earn money - "Santa" was a frat guy who was regularly hung over when those poor kids had to sit on his lap. He still smelled like beer and had a head ache.

your kid is very smart.

2 Dollar Productions said...

That's because for every 1 jolly/good Santa Claus, there are 4who have bad attitudes. Maybe he sniffed out a bad one.