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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Santa 2010.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Santa 2010.

The boys were ecstatic. We went all the way to the big mall. The one that takes 45 minutes to get to. We did a little shopping, we ate greasy food. We stood in line for 35 minutes.

The older boys climbed up on his lap, told Santa what they wanted, and thanked him kindly. Then they got a little stuffed animal that they haven't put down since.

It was so great to see how excited they got when they were talking to him. He asked them what they wanted (Pillow Pet and Legos for Porter, Pillow Pet and Remote Control Spider for Jack...conveniently the Pillow Pet kiosk was positioned right next to Santa.....hmmmm.)

Gus stared at Santa and pulled at his beard. That was it.

Santa 2010. Done and done.

I hope their belief lasts forever. In all honesty, part of why I didn't want Porter to ride the bus to school was because of all the older kids talking....no Santa, no Easter Bunny, no Tooth Fairy....ugh. I wish I could ride with him. Or whisper in his ear to ignore them....I think I'll just put them in a bubble and not let them go.

Anyone with me?



Blogger Lori said...

Little guy in the middle seems a little freaked out! So cute.

December 17, 2010 at 6:18 AM  
Blogger Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

That is fantastic product placement by Pillow Pets! :) They are so cute!

December 17, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger vintagesue said...

you are so funny. you rode over 45 minutes with 3 boys and stood in line??? oh my....i need a nap thinking about it!!! my energy is GONE this season. my poor kids.
if it helps, my 10 year old still says santa is real just to make it fun, although he was terrified of mall santa when he was little!!!! i never stood in line because of it!! lol.
glad you had a fun day!!!! very, very sweet.
take care

December 17, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

What a cute picture!

I'm the opposite with the Santa thing. I realized that with homeschooling, my youngest wasn't going to get the "opposing viewpoint" about Santa and thus, I was going to have to put up the charade indefinitely. From a religious perspective, I decided it just wasn't something we needed to perpetuate, especially when he's asking smart questions, so we broke the news to him this year that there IS a Santa, but it's mom and dad. He didn't care. As long as there are presents, apparently. :)

December 17, 2010 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Kolein said...


December 17, 2010 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Nicky said...

Hey Kirsten
My girls all still believe and they travel on the bus to school every day. No one has ruined it for them...yet!
Such a magical part of childhood, I do hope it lasts for a few more years yet.
Your boys look gorgeous by the way.
Have a great Christmas, love Kiwi xx

December 17, 2010 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger mnmom said...

I am with you....I want my son to believe in Santa forever! It is one of the best things about being a mom...seeing the magic in their eyes!
Merry Christmas!

December 17, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Rustique Gal said...

I feel your pain! We allowed my niece to believe in Santa till she was 11, then it seemed a little silly! Gus sure looks a bit overwhelmed! Your boys sure are gorgeous-I just love little boys. They are so sweet sometimes! Have a wonderful Christmas...

December 18, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Ah, the Santa question. It's tough because more and more people that I know aren't telling their kids about Santa, because it breeds greed or some crap. But I remember being so happy when I thought I heard Santa's reindeer on the roof of my house, so I do hope kids believe at least until they are old enough to remember believing!

December 19, 2010 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Lady Thought said...

I had a friend who was really, really upset that his parents had lied to him when he found out about Santa, so he wasn't going to do Santa and subject his kids to the same disappointment. This discussion was when he was a newlywed. Now he has 3 kids, and I wonder how they ended up handling it...:)

My 5 year old has heard the rumors but still believes. They get so excited, but I also remember having so much fun helping Mom be Santa to my younger sibs...the magic stays alive.

December 22, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

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