Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sitting in for Santa

I got a call today at work from my nephew Haven. He's always jacking me around but he said, "Hello, is this Santa??

I said that it was Santa.

Then in his daddy voice, I heard him say, "Anthony is not eating is supper, could you have a word with him."

I told him I would and then he handed his phone to his son who is four.

"Anthony Haven Phillips," I thundered.

I heard nothing but silence on the other end, but I trudged on.

"I understand that you are not eating your supper?"

"You should eat your supper, and you should obey your mother and father," I said as I Ho Ho Ho'd.

"What do you want for Christmas?"

I could hear him saying some things timidly.

Then I told him I'd see him Christmas, and to be a good boy.

I heard him say, "Merry Christmas Santa."

I Ho Ho Ho'd as I hung up the phone.

A while later, I got a text from Haven saying his eyes were as big as saucers as I talked to him and that he ate everything on his plate.

I think I'd make a good Santa.


  1. Haha Rick, this was so cute... I would have loved seeing his face ;)

  2. You gotta love that, what a treat, actually being Santa!!! A great story for years to come!!! Love it>>>>

  3. Sounds like Anthony will be eating least, until Christmas! You did your job as requested...well done!

  4. Anonymous11:51 AM

    You would be a WONDERFUL Santa!!

  5. Now that is great!! Good thinking on his Dad's part. I wonder if there will be any more calls before Christmas. :-)

  6. Haha! You sound like a good Santa! I remember when I was a little girl and someone called and said, "Ho, ho, ho! This is Santa Claus!" ...and I hung up since there was no Santa Claus--too bad, I missed my chance! (It was a good family friend).

  7. Yes, a picture of his little face would be priceless.

  8. Oh this is a great idea I wonder if it would work on Sydney-May

  9. You should put your number up on a special line: Santa Claus, available only for Dec. 21-14.

  10. I lived in fear of Santa's disapproval! This is the kind of stunt my dad would have pulled! I'm laughing at the thought of AHP's saucer eyes!

  11. I laughed when I read this post. I think you might have missed your vocation...

    Ms Soup

  12. I can see it now.. Rent-a-Santa Phone Service.


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