Saturday, January 31, 2009

Emily Lectures Santa

One day in December Emily asked me why Santa was so fat. I explained that he was pleasantly plump and that it was because so many people around him fed him cookies on Christmas Eve.
A few days later she came back to me and told me she didn't think we should leave Santa cookies. When I asked her why, she poked out her tummy as big as she could and then used her hand to gesture that it was even bigger and whispered, "He doesn't need them. I think we should leave him apples. Sliced ones."
When we were at Lake Farm Parks, Santa made the mistake of asking what kind of cookies we were going to be leaving out for him. Emily turned to him and said matter of factly, "We're not. We are going to give you sliced apples." at which time Sam threw in "And water, because that is the healthiest for you."
Santa took it well.

Just in case he didn't get the hint that night Emily felt like she should remind him right before bed Christmas Eve and we made this video.
I think Santa and Mrs. Claus caught the hint. I signed them both up for a new gym membership yesterday.

6 comments:

Ammie said...

LOL! It's good to know such cuteness can be effective, too!

k t said...

darling

Beth said...

very fun--thanks for sharing. My favorite part is when Emily leaned down close to the table to make sure she was still in the video . . .

Janine said...

The video was my very favorite, Sarah!! She is so funny!

HeatherC said...

what a riot your kiddos are! they're good motivators for us, aren't they?

Janine said...

So...I realize that this post is a classic and will be hard to beat...but I really miss hearing your stories and thought you should know that I think you should start blogging again.

Seriously.

I miss you!