Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Santa!


Last night we saw Santa! The REAL one! See? From the big bushy beard down to the big black boots?

My husband and I took the kids to our local mall last night to see Santa and were surprised when the real one was actually there! Not a Santa helper, the real one. It was quite exciting.

My 3 year old was fairly typical. She wouldn't sit on his lap. Finally, with some coaxing, she told Santa what she wanted - new play dough, suckers, and some new barbies. Then she wouldn't STOP talking. Santa finally had to tell her she could go get a treat.

For my 7 year old, this was serious business. He told Santa he wanted the Wii system. Santa told him it would fit in his sleigh. Last night when he went to bed, he told me what Santa had said and does that mean he's going to get it. I told him that sounded like it's a good possibility. He also said Santa has cameras set up everywhere to watch all the kids to see if they're good or not.

"Mom. How old are you when you stop seeing Santa?"

"Probably whenever you want to."

"Well I'm never going to stop seeing him. I'm going to be seeing him even when I'm an old man!"

12 comments:

Valarie said...

Oh my gosh! that IS the real Santa. How fun for you all. :)

Mary said...

Yup, he sure does look like a real Santa to me :)

Mango Marie said...

I know Santa when I see him...

Amy said...

wow, he really does look like the real santa...your kids are lucky!!

Karen said...

I love that he'll still see Santa when he's an old man! Oh, the magic.

Actually, we've done pool parties in the winter before. I don't do swim suits in the summer, but in winter all that white fat is not a pleasant sight. And I can never remember where I put the bathing suits. Thanks for visiting the blog!

Summer said...

How cute! I want a Wii myself so badly, but it's nowhere near affordable right now. :(

Kila said...

He does look like the real Santa!

Kitty said...

Wow! It's him! It's really him! How lucky for you and your kids.

On the subject of the Nintendo Wii - there is apparently a real shortage over here in the UK - everywhere has sold out!

:-) x

Donna said...

I've always loved seeing santas who look real. Still do, at age 63.

Irene said...

I should have tried to schedule a Santa visit with you. Christina still refuses to go anywhere near him. I doubt her sister will be any different. BUT - if your kids were going, that may have changed her mind. Unfortunately, I am afraid she will outgrow him before we ever get a Santa photo. Oh well, what can I expect? Like mother like daughter, right?

suchsimplepleasures said...

wow! that really is santa!
glad your kids enjoyed seeing the real thing...we just get the impostures...here in michigan!

Zoe said...

he does look real...so does the one at our mall...but he has a southern accent.