"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Santa Has Time To Read Blogs!?!?!

Well, this is a first!!

Apparently, Santa reads my blog!

Imagine our surprise when tonight at about 7:30 we heard a thump thump thump on the door. Usually we don't get night time visitors, but it's the Christmas season, when neighbors bring treats or college students come carolling, so I didn't worry about opening the door. Also, we were chit-chatting with Max on the phone, so if anything untoward was on the other side of the door, he could alert authorities.

So who or what was on the other side of the door?!?

Well it was a little Christmas miracle!! Santa, himself, left the North Pole and came to visit Inigo. He was feeling concerned that Inigo hadn't been to visit him at the mall, or a Ward Christmas party, or school function, or anywhere... and he wanted to have an opportunity to talk to him. So, naturally, we invited him in. (My normally docile and un-watchdog like dog decided to turn killer at the first "Ho!" I have never seen her go so crazy at a visitor at the door!)

Wouldn't you know it? The minute Santa crossed the threshold, with the dog barking loud enough to wake the dead, Inigo turned mute. With eyes as big as saucers he just stood there staring, mouth hanging open. Santa, jolly as ever, sat down on the couch, invited him over and tried to engage him in conversation.

I will admit I got a little teary eyed. It was such a kind thing for Santa to do!
And I will be forever grateful that Santa put the kibosh on Inigo's desire to have a real penguin named Carson... And his own country. (That little item was on a wish list that he brought home from school. And listed underneath "country" was "Palace". Do you think my boy is displaying a desire to be a great leader? Because he also wished for his own school...)

Santa does know everything, because in his bag he had an orange for my boy! And he actually had an orange on his wish list (the new list from school). Oh, happy day!!

Thanks, Santa, for making Inigo's Christmas bright!!!

(The dog barked FRANTICALLY for 1/2 hour after he left. I was ready to feed her to the reindeer!)


Calvin said...

That was very nice.

Connie said...

Love that first picture! He wants a country, a palace and a penguin? That boy is going places!
That was a nice thing for Santa to do during this busy season.

Yvonne said...

How wonderful for Santa to do that ; )

Love that little Indigo--quite the wish list.

thorkgal said...

Keep that dream alive. I heard if you DONT believe... you get underwear. ;)

gelly said...

That's great! I hear penguins are difficult to house train, so it's good that Santa helped him let go of that one.