Thursday, December 15, 2011

NaBloPoMo 12/15

Am I feeling some resentment towards Santa?
You bet I am.
I do all the work and some eccentric old guy in a weird outfit with a penchant for having little kids sit on his lap gets all the credit.
On any other day we would caution our children to run screaming away from anyone fitting this description and yet on this one day (and the 364 days leading up to this one day) we encourage our kids to behave so he will bring them gifts.
The other day H dreamily declared that he loved Santa.
"It's me!" I wanted to say. "It's me you love!"

3 comments:

S. Stauss said...

Love this. Amen and hallelujah.

Ann said...

so funny and so true!!!

BTW, I always feel silly propagation the Santa story!

Also, my 3 year regularly says he loves us because we buy him toys - so scary! I guess he is only 3...

Great post!

Joanne said...

I remember when my nine year old was younger and I asked him who else besides Santa might bring him gifts on Christmas. He listed everyone he could think of except for his mom and dad. I guess that's what comes of not being big gift givers the other 364 days a year!