As I have shared repeatedly here, my kids have a knack for making me laugh. The Christmas season is no different, of course. I just wanted to share a few of the humorous things that they said this year.
Abby is two and a half years old now, and she is a natural performer. Several times lately, she has appeared on top of the ottoman in our living room, or perhaps behind the puppet stage upstairs, proclaiming, “LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! WELCOME TO DA SHOW!” When I then ask her to perform, she seems to be out of ideas, but she will sing if prompted a little.
Abby actually loves to sing, and my wife still swears that she heard her harmonizing to a song a few weeks ago. It would not surprise me.
In fact, over the past month or so, Abby has developed her own very special rendition of “Jingle Bells”:
Jingle bells jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Nobody has ANYthing, Yes and all the way.
I guess she takes after her father, since I am notorious for making up different lyrics to popular songs (please see these previous posts for more on that topic: Why do I have so much trouble with song lyrics? More about my “lazy ear syndrome” and MORE song stuff – Am I hard of hearing? My Lazy Ear Syndrome).
My son, Brandon, made me laugh pretty hard with some of his Christmas commentary. Two days ago, he said this to me:
“Dad, I really hope it’s not foggy this Christmas Eve. Otherwise, we might have to call Rudolph. Who knows if he’s even still alive? If he is, he has to be in his 40’s by now!”
To those of you who say, “life begins at 40”, apparently my son would beg to differ with you.
Last night, as I was putting the kids to bed, Brandon mentioned an interesting idea:
“Hey dad, you know how they have Elvis impersonators? There should be Santa impersonators, too. In fact, what if Santa sang songs and Elvis came to your house with presents?”
Actually, that would jazz up the holidays a bit, wouldn’t it?
When he was five, my wife took Brandon shopping at a local mall, and there was a Santa there taking pictures with the kids. To understand how funny this is, you must know that we never pretended that Santa was real or really talked about it very much, since we wanted to be able to always tell our kids the truth. This stemmed partially from the fact that my wife was traumatized as a kid by someone who lied to her telling her that she was going to see Big Bird on a TV while she was having a medical procedure.
At any rate, when Brandon finally met “Santa”, he said, “I think you’re real.” Santa replied, “Well, of course I am. What would I be if I weren’t real?”
Sometime soon, when I get sufficiently motivated, I will share some photos of our special day together today. In the meantime, I hope that you had a terrific Christmas.
May God bless you richly in the upcoming year! Thanks so much for reading.