Monday, November 25, 2013

Awkward Mom vs. Christmas Lists

Yes, I know you don't want to read about Christmas just yet, but this one actually makes me more in the mood for Thanksgiving anyway. 

So, the Supers were writing out their Christmas lists. Super Kindergartener, who is currently the only one with writing superpowers, was helping. Super Preschooler had just presented me with a list of ever Star Wars toy in the galaxy and Super Toddler's seemed to consist entirely of food, when Super Kindergartener ambled over with something the size of the Constitution.

Me: Baby, this is really long. You know that Santa only brings 3 gifts, right?

Super K.: Yeah.

Me: Well, wouldn't it make more sense to pick 3 things that you really really want for your list?

Super K.: Oh, this isn't a list of what I want.

Me: No?

Super K.: No, this is what I am giving to other people this year.

Me: .....

Super K.: Mom, why are you crying? Oh, is it because your name is blank? I just didn't think of anything yet, but don't worry. It is going to be amazing.

Me: It already is amazing, Baby. It already is.


What's that, Readers? Oh, 3 gifts. Well, here is my theory: if 3 gifts was good enough for baby Jesus, it is good enough for 3 Supers Kids from Ann Arbor.  



I think I might be raising the next coming of St. Nicholas. If you have a bunch of unmarried daughters and weird bags of coins come flying through your windows, we'll know who to blame.

8 comments:

  1. Cute! Our Santa is poor, he only brings one gift :)

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    1. I never said they were 3 BIG gifts. :)

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  2. But as they get older, the price of their wants grows with them :)

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  3. That is so darling! :) We have a rule that Santa brings 1 thing....Mom and Dad get them a few things (usually something they need, want, wear, and read). We try not to do big, over indulgent Christmas.

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    1. I am getting the feeling people think 3 gifts is too many. I suppose I never thought of it that way; it always seemed a nice number to me. We don't really get big things, so it never seems over-indulgent. Might be though, I guess I am never a good judge of that. :)

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  4. I grew up with that same 3 gift rule. The added qualifier was it was 1 "big" gift and 2 smaller gifts. And when we were old enough to know the source of Santa's magic we were old enough to be told "No, we can't manage that this year."

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    1. Sounds sensible and yet seasonal. :)

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