Thursday, December 8, 2011

Atalie and the Big Guy

When I was getting Atalie dressed this morning her Daddy explained to her, "the fat guy on your shirt with the creepy weird eyes is a lie. Daddy is Santa.  Mommy and I give you your presents on Christmas and Christmas is about celebrating Jesus, not a guy in a red suit."  She just looked at him like he was crazy and then asked him to go get her some milk.

If my sister-in-law, Lindsay is reading this, she is crying, because it kills her that we don't "do Santa" with our kids.  We did with Averie and Austin Kate when they were very little, but as soon as they asked us, we told them the truth.  Evidently, we aren't even gonna play that game with Ata since she and her Daddy have already discussed it several times.  If you point to a Santa Claus and ask her who it is, she will say, "Daddy Santa!"

She did, however sit on Santa's lap today at the mall and loved it.  Actually, I think she loved the sticker and candy cane he gave her, but hey... Mommy got a cute picture.

6 comments:

Meredith said...

I love it!

The Coxes said...

You gotta love Nate! It's killing my parents too that we aren't doing Santa.

Mary Lytle said...

It's wonderful to have you back. I've missed your talents for far too long!

Jennifer Smith-Bailey said...

Not going to lie, I seriously teared up when I read the "Our Happy Family" page. The girls are so grown and beautiful, miss you guys TONS !

Jenn said...

I love it. Nate seriously cracks me up. Y'all are going to have so much fun with Atalie this year at Christmas. She is getting so big!

Lindsay, the sister in law! said...

I passed out when I read this.