Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ho, ho, ho!

A couple of weeks ago there was a man from the high council who spoke in our ward. He was talking about... well, I don't even remember what he was talking about, but suddenly from out of nowhere he says, "... when my 11 year old daughter found out that Santa Claus wasn't real..." and then went on like he hadn't just ruined Christmas!!! I gasped and looked at the bishop, wondering when he was going to get out his hook and yank that guy away from the microphone. I mean really! He let his daughter get to the ripe old age of 11, can't we let my five year old enjoy the magic for at least one more year? I looked around the congregation and saw loads of children. Did he not see them, too? What was he thinking? And then I looked around again, saw various blank faces, and realized that no one was even listening. Whew! That was close. However, not being completely assured that the false doctrine hadn't penetrated my daughter's brain, I was relieved to find out that Santa was coming to her class party. All the kids were taking turns and close to the end Ibby shyly walked up and sat on his lap. He asked what she wanted and she quietly said, "A stuffed animal." "What kind of stuffed animal?" "I want a duck." Well, this was the first I had had heard this, but I smiled as I realized how easily I could fulfill all of her dreams. How nice. When all the kids were finished, Santa looked at me and asked if the baby would like to sit on his lap. I said that I was quite sure that he really would not like that and then Santa proceeded to invite ME to sit on his lap. Umm. No thank you? I think I will just take the kids and slowly back away.

Merry Christmas Bedford Falls!

6 comments:

The Queen Bee said...

It sounds more hilarious when you say it! It's the best story. I even had it posted on overheardintheward.com Merry Christmas!

Mary said...

Right back at ya' baby! I will have to go look at that.

GRodenberg said...

How funny- our high councilman just did the same thing, and noone even blinked! I was so mad! Hello!!!

corn fed girl said...

Ahhhh, I heard that too! People just don't think! Ethan gave me a side ways glace like "heyyyyyy, he didn't just say that did he?" My NINE year old knows better (& still believes in Santa)

Stacey said...

That is probably the most controversial thing that has happened in the ward since they changed the boundaries. My kids also heard nothing. Very funny about Santa wanting you on his lap!! Creepy, yet funny. I wonder what he looked like under the beard. Maybe it was Brad Pitt.

Mary said...

Yeah, riiiight!

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