Monday, December 15, 2008

She's only 3...How can this be???

Yesterday we went to our annual Christmas Brunch at Evergreen. We were joined by Mim and Pop, CoCo, Uncle Todd, Master B and Baby Lulu. The club puts out an awesome feast, and afterward Santa comes riding up in his golf cart.

Tank and Banana joyfully sat on Santa's lap when he called out for them to give them their presents. KK wanted no part of that. She stayed attached to her Mama's lap, so Santa came to her to help her open her present. As long as she was touching Mama, she was OK with that.

As I was getting her dressed for bed last night, I asked her how she liked Santa.

KK: I don't want to sit on his lap.

Me: That's OK, sweetheart...You don't have to.

KK: What's his name?

Me: His name is Santa Clause.

KK: But, what's his name?

Me: Santa Claus.

KK: But, what's his name when he takes his costume off?

Me (freaking out): Oh, honey! His name is Santa Claus. When he takes his suit off, he puts on his red pajamas and goes to sleep. He needs his rest if he's going to visit all the good girls and boys at Christmas.

KK: Oh!!!

I'm telling you, this girl has been here before.

My next conversation was with Tank (5yo).

Me: What did Santa say to you when you sat on his lap?

Tank: He asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I told him Nerf. [He received a Nerf Ballblaster.]

Me: Did you tell him where you live? Did you give him your address so he can find you on Christmas Eve/night?

Tank: Oh, Ma...Santa knows where ALL the kids live.

I'm so enjoying watching the magic of Christmas in the kids' eyes this holiday season.


quitecontrary1977 said...

Oh that is fun! I can't believe your 3 year old had it all figured out. So funny!

Scarlet O'Kara said...

My 5 year old keeps telling me about all the kids at school who say that Santa isn't real...but she still believes and defends his honor...

My 13 month old screams bloody murder whenever she sees is face...

No photos of the two of them with Santa & Mrs. Claus this year... :0(

Maureen said...

Oh, that one... she's going to give us all a ride...

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Too funny!! Can't fool her!

Debbie said...

What precious conversations. The 3 yo would have freaked me out too!

Happy Daily said...

That is so funny!

Have a great day!

Anna See said...

Adorable! I'm glad you still have the magic! When M was 3 we were driving and she said, "Santa's not real." J replied, "Duh." I was in the driver's seat, seriously bummed out. She continued, "Yeah, it's your mom and dad who come down the chimney with your presents." Hmm. No magic left in this house. AND, she is in 2nd grade and hasn't lost a tooth yet, but she's already clued in about you know what. Bummer!