Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Weekly Wonderings #135

1. You can't tell me you don't think it's funny what this woman had to say about the Pope being knocked down. "I'm really mad because I had a perfect shot lined up."

2. It's all about the Kodak opportunity, ain't it?

3. This is absolutely the very last year that Santa gives all the cool presents that the kids can't stop yammering on about.

4. Next year, I'm giving the Ultimate Blasters and Lego Star Wars Y-Fighters and Santa can deliver pajamas and books.

5. I found out there was no Santa Claus when I was in second grade. Thanks big brother! Daughter is in sixth grade and still a firm believer.

6. And yet she doubts the Loch Ness Monster, which we talked about when discussing where we might end up this summer.

7. I worried last year about her taking grief for believing in the old guy. Magical that she believes? Sure. Yeah. Absolutely. But is it time to pay off her big brother to set her straight?

8. We went to a pasture in the country area of our town last night to sing carols in front of a life-sized nativity scene placed there by the owners of the property each year.

9. I think that was my favorite part about Christmas this year, especially when a man of God started speaking, telling the story of the birth of Christ.

10. A simple pastor in a pasture telling my personal favorite story ever to me, my husband, my children and all those who stopped by.


Jomama said...

Cool story about the pasture--where was that? Got a URL?

Jocelyn said...

I think it's time to pay big brother to blow Santa's cover. At some point, when she does find out, she may feel mortified that she was the last to know. Personally, I can't remember when I stopped believing (don't tell Journey I EVER stopped believing, though).

Tara R. said...

I like the simple celebrations of Christmas better too. That seems much more appropriate.

I hope you and yours had a peaceful and joyous Christmas.

Beck said...

We were the Holy Family the year that the Baby WAS a BABY in a live Nativity and never before had I felt so connected to the heart of Christmas.

Sixth grade, eh? Kids around here seem to only believe until 7 or 8. I think I'd gently set her straight, maybe with a gentle talk about Saint Nicholas. Maybe. But if she's HAPPY, who would want to disillusion her?

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I quote my 7 year old..."Santa is the coolest gift giver EVER! He ALWAYS knows just what we want."



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