(I am at my mother’s helping her put up her Christmas decorations.)
Son: “Daddy, how come you got a fake tree?”
Me: “So it won’t make a mess, and grandma can use it again.”
Son: “Well, that’s not nice. Jesus would want a real tree.”
Grandma: “Well, grandma doesn’t want a real nice mess.”
Son: *yelling* “Why won’t you buy Jesus nice things?!”
(I am about 10 years old, and around the holidays I walk up to my mom.)
Me: “Mom, is Santa real?”
Mom: “Do you want presents for Christmas?”
Mom: “Then Santa’s real.”
(To this day I have never questioned the existence of Santa in front of my mom, and I am now 23!)
A Santa Clause
(My youngest brother is 20 years younger than me. I take him around with me as I run errands. The week before New Years, I stop at the ABC liquor store with him in tow. He is awed by all of the creative bottles.)
Brother: “Are these potions?”
Me: “Yes, but only for grown-ups…”
December 2012 Top Story Roundup: Here are Not Always Related’s top-rated stories for the month of December!
- A Happy Ending Is In The Cards (862 thumbs up)
- Seek Comfort In Cousins (780 thumbs up)
- More Than A Whinge About The Syringe (709 thumbs up)
- The Magic Of Childhood (686 thumbs up)
- They Age So Fast, Ink And You’ll Miss Them (565 thumbs up)
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