Saturday, December 18, 2010

Santa and Christmas Program

Santa outfit. Not too sure about the face.

Trey is on the front row in the middle. He is concentrating hard on looking down singing "Away in a Manger."

Getting ready to go......

More concentrated singing....

Addison's group. She is the top row on the far right.

Proud momma!

Let me start by saying, Trey LOVES the thought of Santa and wholeheartedly believes in Santa. However, he is just one of those people who question everything and needs concrete evidence for everything to make sense. There is really nothing you can tell him that he will just take at face value. This makes Santa extremely hard because he questions everything about him. I don't have a problem with pretending Santa is real or playing up the whole idea but I don't like it when all his questions cause me to flat out lie. It's getting difficult but I would never want to ruin the fun for him.

Anyway, we went to see Santa last Saturday at the mall...that was an ordeal in itself. We waited in line for 45 mins only for Addison to get up there and go balistic but at this point she didn't have a choice. The money had been paid and she was going to sit on Santas lap! Or maybe I sat on Santas lap and she sat on mine screaming, "bye bye Santa Cause, bye bye Santa Cause." Anyway, so Trey told Santa everything he wanted and loved seeing him. Well, on Tuesday night Trey came up to me and asked me why Santa asked him if he had been good when he saw him at the mall. I didn't know why he was asking this but I just said because he needs to know. Well, Trey then told me that Santa already said he had been good in the letter he had written him and so why did he need to ask again. This is why this gets tricky.....I just said he was just double checking.

Fast forward to Friday at school when Santa stopped by and paid everyone a visit. All the kids were sitting on his lap and telling him what he wanted and then my son got up there. I heard Santa ask him what he wanted and Trey just looked at him and said, "remember, I just saw you at the mall and told you everything." You already know." Santa then got over his shock and said of course I remember you and have your list. I just shrugged and shook my head. I really hope he figures it out next year because I don't know how much more lying I can handle without some major guilt trips. It's also extremely hard work to keep him from figuring it out. It does make it all worth it though when he starts jumping up and down and screaming from excitement because Santa is almost here.

On to the Christmas program...both kids were in it this year and did a great job. It is such a neat production that the school does each year and we work very hard on it for sure!! Trey had a solo part in the 12 days of Christmas and he nailed it! I was worried he would get nervous when he saw all the people (the church had people lined around the walls and standing all at the back it was so full! Luckily someone who works there taped off a whole pew up front early for my family!!) but he did awesome. Addison was so cute too and swayed and sang and waved at us the whole time.

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