Monday, December 14, 2009

Here Comes Santa Claus

Each year, my husband finds a way to take just one more day off before Christmas and we go Christmas shopping, just the two of us.  Well, not Christmas shopping as in grandpa-needs-a-new-bowling-bag-and-mom-would-like-new-slippers, the real Christmas shopping . . . you know.

As the parents of a 9 year old who still believes as well as a 6 year old, we take our Santa-duties very seriously.  As soon as we drop the kids off at school, our tires screech as we peel off to begin our shopping.  We make a day of it and always manage to use every single minute . . . and then a few more just to make it interesting.  We spend our time in the carpool line frantically rearranging and covering all our loot so it cannot be seen by our most innocent passengers about to pile in.  It takes a lot of work when your 9 year old believes . . . you must be come craftier and cleverer.

But it is oh-so worth it.


Amongst The Oaks said...

Oh it is such fun to make the magic happen, isn't it? Even though mine are 16 and 18, I will still wrap everything in the special "Santa" paper, write the tags in the special "Santa" handwriting, and sneak the presents under the tree while they are sleeping. Recently they told me how much they love that tradition.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, look at those two cutie pies. That picture of them is just DARLING! It's one to cherish forever.


Sheila :-)

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of these fun holiday memories with all of us baby boomers. Your blog is so full of Holiday fun. :)

Brenda said...

Those were wonderful days! We had no behicles with trunks so hiding things in our cars was almost impossible. I have a car with a trunk now that the kids are older. It is my favorite hiding spot!

Jenny S said...

Awwww! I have tears in my eyes! My nephew is 9 and is just this year starting to question. My five year old is VERY into Santa this year!!

LemonyRenee' said...

Jenny -- Guard these times jealously.

Merry Christmas, you fabulous commentors, you!

MiniMadWoman said...

Renee' how exciting it must be for you all on Christmas morning after Santa's visited . . . I can just feel it!

Thanks so much for sharing and keep up the good work!


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