Friday, November 14, 2008

The Most Wonderful....

I really love christmas time!

It starts very early at my house.

Yesterday at lunch my 5 year old was throwing a fit over some random thing....again.

It didn't take long for my husband to pick up the phone to call Santa on him.


I like to threaten that Santa's elf is watching......Look there he goes! did you see him?

There is not another time of the year that we can get the kids to stop fighting so quickly.

I love Santa!

Peace on Earth!





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21 comments:

Nicole said...

Hi Lola, You are inspiring. Congrats on 300 posts...soon. :)

Jessica G. said...

Ah, yes...the blackmail that Santa provides. It's a holiday tradition. :)

Jennie said...

LOL that was great. Now my two are too old so that doesn't work, and they fight even more!

Carrie Me! said...

I think that particular elf might give my son nightmares if he thought he was lurking around! LOL I love being able to say, "put it on your Christmas list" whenever he asks for a toy etc...I think I start that in October.

Christy said...

Dear Lola,

I love Santa, too. Even though the fact that he sees me when I'm sleeping and knows when I'm awake is a little creepy.

I've been a good girl.

Christy

The P*dunc's said...

That elf gives me the willies!

I can't wait to play the "Santa's watching" card. Next year, maybe.

Scrappinfor3 said...

I love Christmas time too. . . and this year we are simplifying & trying to spread the idea of simplifying to our relatives. .. I've used the Elves as blackmail as well - but it loses it's affect after a while. . .I suppose if would wait until October or November to use it instead of April! HA!

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Oh yeah, Santa has been watching in this house since September!

Erika said...

Does your kids ask for Santa when they see a white beard chubby guy on the street? That has happened o me two times this season, one time at Joann's store, Alana just shout "Is that Sata Calus mommy?" I almost laugh but I say What do you think? do you want to ask? she was shy and say nothing, and the other time was at Wal mart, the guy at the door the same thing but at this I was prepared. We approach the guy and Alana ask him and long story short, the guy does that on Christmas season and Alana's inocent coment made his day. oh the joy of kids and Christmas!

Rebecca said...

My kids are terrible for asking for toys whenever we're out shopping - so I love being able to say "maybe for Christmas . . ." and since it's coming soon, they stop asking instead of throwing a tantrum.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

My dad used to pull that on us when I was little. My husband's family grew up with out doing the Santa thing so we really can't pull that trick over on our kids. :C

I'm just the usual mean mom instead.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I met your mom last night. She's a doll. It was really sweet to meet and talk to her. You are very blessed to have your mom close and have her share your life with your family. I'm a tad jealous. My mom isn't around anymore and sometimes meeting other moms gives me happy memories. But I do need to remind you how lucky you are to have her. I'm sure you know that.

Jen Sue Wild said...

I love pulling the santa card..
It's great black mail..

Lindsey said...

I'll have to remember this tactic next year--my daughter will be 2+ by then and she'll actually understand what's going on!

It's a little sad that the phrase "God is watching you" doesn't carry as much weight! Well, at least the kids are good for the month before Christmas.

Hang in there! :P

Lynsey Lou knee deep in poo said...

I have been pulling the santa card for months already. Gabby loves Santa she cant wait. I think that if I said there was a Santa Elf at our house my kids would be scared they are such chickens.

Ramona said...

My kids are to old now to use that phrase but it was fun while it lasted. But I still love Christmas.

Sabii Wabii said...

Here I am again Lola...Lola again I'm here! And your relucantly linked because I don't like competition!

Zen Ventures said...

Congrats on your 300th posts! Count me in! Hopped over here from Pink Tulips' blog! Thanks!

Abbey said...

What!!! You mean to tell Christmas is coming??? OY... I better get shopping!

Alisa said...

300 posts! Congratulations! I love your blog and read it daily. Thank you for the inspiration and fun perspective on life.

Lissa Jane said...

I tell my kids that the easter bunny is watching them..

one year around christime time, everytime they were naughty I said 'santa is watching you, and for everytime you are naughty, he is going to take a presesnt away and give you a lump of coal'.. in each of their santa sacks that year, they got two lumps of coal each!

being a parent is evil, but in a good way..


Lissa