Thursday, December 9, 2010
Mediocre Santa Photo
Well, they took a ton of photos, and this is the best we could get. The boys had a great time talking with Santa. We have been telling them that they could ask Santa for two or three things and that Santa would get them one thing for Christmas. Kal-El said he wants "a full-sized race car, a battery-operated motorized motorcycle with sidecar, and my own computer." Me Too held up his fingers and said he wanted "three things." When pressed, he admitted that he also would like the kid-sized battery-operated motorcycle with sidecar.
Now we have been working on explaining that what they ask for might not be what Santa chooses to give them. Sadly, I had not planned on buying Kal-El a car (especially before he even has a license) or a computer. The motorcycle is too extravagant, in our opinion. Santa told me privately that he planned on putting one action figure each under the tree for Christmas. I hope they aren't disappointed on Christmas morning.
"I just want them to appreciate the orange!"
I caught three minutes of "The Middle" last night (I've never watched the show) when flipping through channels. It made me laugh because Patricia Heaton was complaining about the excessive amounts of gifts her kids are tearing into and finished up by shouting "I just want them to appreciate the orange." NONE of the adults on the show had any idea what she was talking about. I bet every mom in the listening audience who stuffs that orange in the bottom of their kids' stockings every year knew, as I did, what she meant right away.
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