Wednesday, November 19, 2008

He Just Gives Them Away?

We have made the mistake of introducing the concept of Santa to the Noodle. One of his cousins was over the other day and had a toy car that Noodle wanted, really quite badly.

In order to placate his infantile tirade upon the eventual departure of cousin and car, Knickers told him that Santa might bring him one for Christmas.

You could see his mind ticking over.

'Santa?'

'Yes, you can sit on his lap and tell him what you want and he will get if for you; provided you're a good boy.'

I'll paraphrase his response here - 'So, ignoring the whole being a good boy rubbish, what you're basically saying is that I sit on this bloke's lap, tell him I want a car, and then I get it?'

'Er, yes.'

'Brilliant. Done. Where is he then, c'mon, chop bloody chop.'

So we've been trying to explain ever since that he will get it on Christmas. Occasionally we add that he has to be good as well, but everyone silently acknowledges that this is a waste of breath.

Santa will be in real trouble if the Noodle does meet him and the jolly man fails to produce said car on the spot. His saving grace might be if Noodle repeats last year's performance; freaking out and legging it at the first sight of the man in red pyjamas.

Until then we will just have to deal with, 'I sit on Santa's lap. I get the presents.' forty times a day.

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3 Comments:

At November 19, 2008 at 10:30 PM , Blogger franzy said...

Far be it from me to steal a friend's kid stories (or repeat them ad nauseum), but a friend of mine's kid a) loves watching movies and b) has just learnt about duplicity. His analytical brain I think is at the same level of processing speed as The Noodle.
He is only allowed to watch a movie when he is sick.
Therefore:
"I feel a bit sick now. Movie?"

The full stop there does not do justice to the speed with which The Riddler feels enough time has passed for him to slip in the request for a movie.

And my god man, could you see about posting more regularly? Like twice a day or something?

 
At November 20, 2008 at 9:52 AM , Blogger squib said...

I went into the big city yesterday with LittleSquib. We ended up in Myer and she met Santa and went on a Santa Express train

 
At November 20, 2008 at 4:32 PM , Blogger Kath Lockett said...

...you mean that's NOT how things work, Myninj?

Seriously though, Sapphire worked out fairly quickly (ie during a standard shopping trip to Coles) that there were LOADS of fake Santas around and that the REAL one is (just point vaguely north) 'over there' with spies checking on her behaviour. Well it worked until she turned four and figured things out for herself.

 

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