The kids have been a little crazier than normal this past week. Holiday excitement, a little more sugar than normal, and not enough sleep all have a hand in it, I’m sure. But in the midst of all the chaos, they still have found ways to make me laugh. One of the latest?
They were in the toddler’s room playing trains. As a Christmas gift from one of my friends he just got a new recycling car for his trains to pull, and he actually let his big sister see it for a few minutes.
When Monkey asked for the train car back, I heard his sister say, “If you don’t share your toys you won’t get any new toys for Christmas. Santa will bring you coal.”
I was worried that this comment would make him upset, and finished walking down the hallway to assure him that wasn’t true, but when I stepped into his room I heard him say, “I already have coal.” He was holding up the coal car that his little red train pulls.
I guess getting coal for Christmas isn’t all bad if you have trains!
Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful weekend and a very Merry Christmas! We will be heading to my parents’ house for Christmas Eve (a little unexpectedly) and then heading to the in-laws for dinner on Christmas… Busy, busy, busy! Until then, be listening for those words of childhood wisdoms!
This one is very funny since my husband’s grandfather actually gave him coal for Christmas one year:-) Needless to say it was not received so happily! I hear he was very well behaved that Christmas day!
Oh, I remember the year my dad put coal in my nephew’s stocking… THAT did not go over well, either!
Oh, now there is a question for you… I’m sure my daughter will ask that one day soon – she is big into people dying lately. I think she is trying to figure the whole life/death thing out…
Lora Langston says
Amanda asked for coal. She said she wanted to be bad to see what coal was like. She was thrilled when Santa left some in her stocking.