Saturday, December 05, 2009

"Did you guys buy the Wii last year?"


Tonight we went down to our neighbors, who invited Sankt Nikolaus over to share presents with the kids. (Tomorrow is St. Nikolaus Day here in Austria, and Nikolo always fills our kids' shoes with candy and a toothbrush.) Abby was on to him from the get go. Totally fake beard, etc. So she kept asking all night if we were the ones who fill the shoes. We had a talk at bedtime, explaining some of the greatest of all childhood mysteries. From Nikolo we travelled to the American Santa, led by her question, "So, tell me the truth. Did you guys buy the Wii last year?" And on to the Tooth Fairy (whom we suspected all along was Memoo, although we weren't so sure she was coordinated enough to fly), and lastly, the Easter Bunny. Our little girl is growing up!

P.S. For any child 8 or under reading this, of course the Nikolo who visited us was fake. The real Nikolo, Santa, Tooth Fairy, and Easter Bunny are far to clever to come out of hiding for all to see.

4 comments:

Lyn said...
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domandkat said...

Yes, our 9 year old keeps wanting to spoil the fun for the 5 year old.

Shannon said...

Good save, good save... :)

Laurie said...

Just this morning Andrew came to me in near tears because the kids at school tell him there is no Santa and he kinds of believe him. I was all ready to explain the magic behind Santa a month ago, but now just 3 days before Christmas, I couldn't. I just kept asking him what does he believe. He believes Santa must be real because parents wouldn't lie and Josh at school believes as well. Also, the kids at school do not make fun of him for believing. So the conversation ended with tears dried up and a little boy for now believing in the magic of Santa.