Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Memory Sunday

My sister has started Christmas Memory Monday at her private blog (thus no linkage), and so I am going to answer her with Christmas Memory Sunday. CMS.

Big Sis is asking about Santa a lot lately. She tells me that some kids at school are telling her he isn't real.

Big Sis: Mom, is Santa real?

Me: What do you think?

Big Sis: Yes.

Me: Me too.

When I was about her age I wanted to see if Santa was indeed real. I disciplined myself and did not tell my mom exactly what I wanted for Christmas. I saved my wish to tell only Santa. When I visited him I whispered in his ear: I want a mini tv.

I held on to this moment with Santa until Christmas Eve. I knew that in the morning, if there was a little tv there, that he was real.

I went to bed with great anticipation, and I was so excited to see if Santa was indeed real. I ran out to the living room and sitting there was a mini tv. I was stunned! He was real after all! Why did I ever doubt!?

I am not sure when this happened, but I later discussed this with my mom...later as in months, years maybe. This was when the secret was out about Santa. I think that I maintained he was real because of the tv Christmas morning moment. I remember her telling me that she had found that tv in her car. And then I realized that I hadn't kept my secret completely to myself. I think I told my Grandma. And I think that she was the one who put the tv in my mom's car.

I'm not sure if I am remembering this, am I?

But....the reason I love this memory is because my Grandma loved me enough to make sure that my belief in Santa stayed strong, and she listened to me and made some magic happen.


Rachel H said...

Yay for Santa- I LOVE that magical belief of him, and I fully enjoy building the case for him coming every year! I know it doesn't last long, so let's enjoy it while we can, right?

Lisa said...

Yes, Kage, that is exactly right. I was as surprised as you were to find a TV in the trunk of my car as you were to find a TV under the tree! It was a great moment all the way around. BTW, I feel like you pulled a similar trick with the Tooth Fairy...telling a neighbor you weren't going to tell me you had lost a tooth. Thank heavens for good neighbors who clued me in and the Tooth Fairy lived!

kj said...

Krafty Kids! A very sweet memory. Merci beaucoup! The time for reading your "Santa Claus" book is right now. You & your family will love it!

DTA said...

Good memory!