Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ho Ho Ho

Jilda and I had lunch with friends today and afterwards we stopped by the store to pick up some Scotch Tape so that we could finish wrapping Christmas gifts.
A few minutes later we'd paid for our stuff and we headed towards the car when I heard a child exclaim Santa, Santa!
I didn't think anything about it but Jilda looked to see a little girl about four years old strapped in a carseat reaching for me.
The child's dad was embarrassed, but Jilda laughed so hard she almost wet her pants.
It took me a second to realize the child was calling to me. I guess my gray beard must have made me look like the jolly old fella wandering around in the Dollar General parking lot.
If I'd been clever, I would have stepped back to the car and asked her what she wanted for Christmas. "Yes, you can have the American Girl Doll with ALL her clothes, purses, and jewelry."
Of course the sight of her dad pummeling Santa in a discount store parking lot might have scarred the child for life so I'm guessing it was a good thing I got in the Volvo and drove away.
Ho Ho Ho. Merry Christmas.


  1. Oh you could have been Santa and made her happy. Now she will think she is on the naughty girls list cause Santa didn't pay attention to her lol

  2. just dropped by to greet you

    Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!


  3. When our kids were little one of our neighbours used to dress up like Santa and ring the bell and come in with the toys we had left outside hidden under shrubs. Our kids grew older and the gentleman retired. It was fun while it lasted.

  4. :) I'm married to a Santa-looking guy, too. It's lots of fun, especially at this time of the year.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours from both Kjell and me. :)

  5. She'll probably always remember seeing Santa that day!

  6. All, I think it would be fun to play Santa. Little kids ar such a hoot this time of year.


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