Mom Wants A Diabetes Cure

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Christmas Story(s)

Jessica: Does Santa go around stealing toys from stores?

Me: No, he doesn't do that. Why are you asking?

Jessica: Then how does he get the toys?

Me: The elves make them.

Jessica: How do they make them look like the ones in the store?

Me: They're magic.


(Background story: I was decorating the family room for Christmas and Jacob asked me if the family room were clean, would that make Santa happy. I told him it would make him VERY happy. So he said "OKaaa-aay, I'm going to clean the family room. Sure enough, he did just that and the family room was completely spotless! And he even placed some more decorations around the room. It actually looked really nice for the work of a 5 year old)

Jakey: Dad, will we be here for Christmas?

Jeff: No, we'll be in New Jersey.

Jakey: Then how will Santa give us our gifts?

Jeff: He'll know where you are and deliver them to Aunt J's house.

Jakey: Awww man! Does that mean we have to clean another family room?


Jessica: Does Santa really exist?

Me: Yes he does.

Jessica: Oh yeah? PROVE it!

Me: I can't. He's magic.

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmahanukwanza.


  • santa is magic! i remember those days! glad to see you posting!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/23/2008 10:42 AM  

  • Merry Christmahanukwanza to you as well, Shannon.

    I hope you and your family have a very special Christmahanukwanza season!

    By Blogger Penny, at 12/23/2008 11:28 AM  

  • LOL this made me chuckle :) I love the "I believe..." stage!

    Have a very happy holiday!

    By Blogger Jill, at 12/23/2008 11:39 AM  

  • So funny! Happy Holidays!

    By Blogger Carey, at 12/23/2008 12:06 PM  

  • So cute. And nice way to get that family room clean! :)

    Merry Christmas!

    By Blogger George, at 12/23/2008 1:30 PM  

  • HA HA HA! Good to see some new posts from you...stay warm!

    By Blogger Brett, at 12/23/2008 3:23 PM  

  • Have a wonderful Christmas. Drive safely.
    I love reading your kids' conversations!!
    (my word verification is "hyped") hee, hee!

    By Blogger Colleen, at 12/23/2008 6:58 PM  

  • Thanks for the update. What initiative with the cleaning of the family room. No lump of coal there! Merry Christmas Shannon and Family!

    By Blogger C.L.W., at 12/23/2008 8:57 PM  

  • I love it!

    By Blogger Scott K. Johnson, at 12/23/2008 9:39 PM  

  • I would love to believe in something so much one again. Now that IS magical.
    I hope it was a good one.

    By Blogger Chris, at 12/28/2008 10:32 AM  

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    By Blogger Dr.Rutledge, at 1/08/2009 1:57 PM  

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    By Blogger jim, at 1/10/2009 4:35 PM  

  • Happy holidays! Just wanted to let you know I'm adding you to my sidebar.


    By Blogger growingupartists, at 2/17/2009 6:08 PM  

  • I miss you!!

    Are you still blogging?

    How are you? How can I find ya these days? :)

    By Blogger amylia, at 3/10/2009 4:17 PM  

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