Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How Does Santa Get In?

When my children were very small I was concerned  about “confusing” them with Santa, so I decided it would be best to just let them know that Santa MAY not be real.  They were so young, I really don’t know if they even remember it.  But, a year or two later, I felt like I’d robbed them of some of the joy of being a child at Christmas, so I started leaving a few gifts from “Santa”. 

One year, I packed a bunch of stuff into those HUGE gift bags… you know, the ones that are like the 55 gallon trash bags.  After the boys got done opening all their presents I asked David what the big bags were.  He said “I don’t know.” We went on for a while pretending we didn’t know where they came from and they quickly opened them to find lots of gifts from a “mystery giver”. Kale and Tyler looked at each other and said, “Maybe it was Santa?!”

So fun.

We don’t have a fireplace in our house, so when the kids asked how Santa could get in, I had to come up with something, so I said, “He comes in through the shower head.”  Of course.

I’m quick that way!

We had a lot of fun trying to totally confuse them as to the truth behind Old St. Nick, I think they might’ve figured it out after all this time.  Although, I have the feeling “Santa” may have a gift or two under the tree again this year.

Time has sure flown by.  My boys are now almost 22 and almost 20!  Here they were just yesterday – their first Christmas:

Kale's 1st ChristmasKale 1987 (Just looking at his little hands makes me cry)

Tyler in Christmas sleeper Tyler 1989 (I’m loving the little candy cane sleeper)

Oh, how I wish we could turn back the clock a few years!!


Kayla said...

The shower head!!! I would have NEVER come up with something like that!! Love it!

I've never seen those pictures! I just love both of their little outfits!!!

See you TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Becky said...

Girl, you are quick ~ I would have never thought to say the shower head. HA!!! What sweet pictures of the boys. Y'all have a GREAT time.....Merry Christmas!

Dorothy said...

Merry Christmas, Jacquie!
Hope you have a great one!
Sweet babies!!

The Garners said...

Those pictures--oh my goodness how sweet! As busy as this season has been, I loooove how excited Rhett is. I'm not really into the whole Santa thing either, and I try not to make a big deal out of it, but just the "magic" of Christmas Eve night for a kid...I hope it is everything R hopes for this year! (I don't think Alexee really knows yet!?)

Rose Mary said...

I know what you mean about wishing you could turn back time for a few years. Mine are 23 and 24~I can't believe it!!

Mary Christmas!


Kelly said...

I want to pinch those little cheeks - I know why these pictures probably make you sad.
Hope ya'll have had a wonderful Christmas!

His Doorkeeper said...

We didn't have a chimney or fireplace when I was a little kid and my parents told us Santa came in the front door. So naturally I always checked to make sure the front door wasn't locked on Christmas eve! Made perfectly good sense to me!

Love the baby pictures! wouldn't you just love to have maybe one day of babies again????

MiMi said...

What precious pictures of the boys!

Where DOES the time go? Mine are 23, 25, and 28! Doesn't seem possible!

In His Army said...

The shower head!!! I'm still laughing! :)