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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Surprise Run in With Santa...

We went to the 8:00 mass at our church on Sunday. Yes, it was early. Yes, the girls looked like zombies walking out to the car. Yes, we told them that if they could pull it off without complaining and fully participated in mass then we would take them out for breakfast afterwards.

Little did we know that Santa was still making visits to one of our favorite breakfast spots. We walked in, placed our order and began our search for a table. That is when we spotted the jolly man in the red suit and hat with rosy cheeks.

After we claimed our table, we got in line with the girls to visit Santa. They weren't bouncing off the walls excited like they did when they were younger. They were calm, like they were in line to visit an old friend.

When it was their turn they approached Santa with warm smiles that made a smile instantly appear on my face. Santa welcomed them with a friendly Ho Ho Ho and asked them how they were doing. Then he asked if they had been getting along as sisters.

Santa directing his conversation
toward Ash

He turned to Ash on this as if it was on his list of things to ask her about before putting her on the nice or naughty list. As much as Ash loves Bean, she can sometimes be the bossy, big sister. She can also snap at Bean sometimes and not even realize she is doing it. Bean tends to take it with ease most times because she knows that Ash loves her and isn't like that 97% of the time. Ash admitted to Santa that she isn't always the best big sister and said she would try harder.

Santa turned his attention to Bean
Bean said that she would be a good sister too. With that Santa moved them to the nice list and ask what they wanted for Christmas. My girls always see things they like but when it comes time for anyone to ask them what they want...they can barely name a thing. This happens every year! I guess it is a good thing though. It means they really don't "need" anything and that they are happy with whatever they get and aren't greedy children.

Ash, Bean & Santa

Santa wished them a Merry Christmas and politely reminded them to get along before asking the girls to leave him a cookie and a glass of milk.

As we left the restaurant, not only was my stomach full but my heart was left full with the memory of my two beautiful, honest girls with the magic of Christmas sparkling in their eyes.

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8 Comments:

At December 20, 2011 at 7:01 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

Awww I loved the story of Santa with the girls. So sweet! I still think this is by far the best Santa I've seen all year ;) I think that the girls not being greedy is sign of good parenting my friend. xoxo

 
At December 20, 2011 at 8:23 PM , Blogger Gia said...

Hahhaha that is SO adorable. And even better that it wasn't planned!

 
At December 20, 2011 at 8:51 PM , Blogger RoryBore said...

Aww...that's so sweet. you're so lucky to get those great moments. I didn't do the Santa trip this year: my 2 girls are afraid and cry, while my eldest, the son gives him a list a mile long. win some, lose some :)

 
At December 21, 2011 at 12:46 AM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Oh, I love your sweet post! Your girls sound like they deserve to be on the nice list! My kids usually don't have many ideas of what they want either. Though both girls mentioned this year that they would like an ipad--ha! My kids don't even know what that is and Santa needs to get me one first. :)

 
At December 21, 2011 at 9:03 AM , Blogger By Word of Mouth Musings said...

So very sweet, and he looks like the real deal ;)

 
At December 21, 2011 at 9:57 AM , Blogger Maren said...

This is such a sweet post! Being a good sister is a gift in it self, .. sort of like a gift that keeps on giving. :D

 
At December 21, 2011 at 11:36 AM , Blogger KLZ said...

Sounds like you have very, very sweet girls. And a great local Santa.

 
At December 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful moment! Your girls are the best!

 

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