Today I took the kids to visit with Santa. They've been preparing for this moment for quite a while. The conversation went something like this:
T Rex: Hi Santa. How are you? How is Mrs. Claus?
Santa: Thank you. I am well and Mrs. Claus is baking me cookies at home at the North Pole.T Rex: I've been wanting to tell you about the new foods I've been trying.
Santa: Really? Well, you're the first child I've had that has wanted to talk about that and not toys. Tell me about those foods.
T Rex: I like spinach and I tried papaya but I don't like it.
Santa: That's great. Mom, has he been a good boy?
Santa: Tell me, what would you like for Christmas?T Rex: Just two things. A scooter and a Jeff Gorvette.
Santa: Wonderful.T Rex: Here's a snuggle and now Sister wants to tell you what she wants.
Bebe Sis: No, not sit, Mama. Hold me. Hold me.
Santa: Come now, young lady, what do you want for Christmas?
Bebe Sis: Coupe Cart.
Me: Here's the translation, Santa. A cozy coupe shopping cart.
Santa: Oh, so she can go shopping with her mama.Bebe Sis: Yes, shopping with Mama. Bye, bye, Santa...'Mas. (translation - " 'Mas" means Merry Christmas)
T Rex: Thank you, Santa.
I know our son sounds SO polite. He is actually a pretty polite little kid. His sister is really polite - I've never met a child who says "thank you" and "welcome" so much. However, when we talk about Santa, it's often a way to remind the kids to be on good behavior so I think T Rex was trying to be really polite and sweet so he stayed on the nice list.
When it was time to get a photo it was actually quite a chore. I had to be cropped out of the photo so it's a close up - you can really notice the difference in eye color between the kids. (Love genetics - always keeps things interesting. We're still debating as to where those blue eyes came from.) In the end, I did not think the "official" photo was very good. It will probably go right into their books.
The distance photos were my favorite. I love how the conversation was captured.
Always an adventure with the kiddos but so many wonderful and priceless memories.