Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Samuel and Santa Meet Again

This was Samuel last year, with Santa...


No longer in the stroller, three year-old Samuel strutted along the Mall as a man on a mission.  Yeah, right.  A dog on a mission.  The stroller was replaced with a child harness complete with a retractable leash.  Freedom, but with a strong yank when Samuel tested the limits.

Who was on the other end?  The Mother with Nana by her side, of course.

Samuel slowed his strut as he caught the eye of another dismal boy on a leash.  I feel your pain, Kid.  They nodded and continued on.

There was so much Samuel could have done here with free rein.  Oh, the ornaments at eye level, smash!  The strings of gold garland, wheeee!  The masses of poinsettias, mounded higher and higher, down ye go, you colored hussies!  But, no.  A child on a leash can go only so far under the eye of Nana and The Mother, her pupil.

Santa’s Throne appeared before Samuel, showing Santa was the same old Santa from last year.  He knew too much last year.  What in the name that all is holy hell can he know now?
This appeared as Samuel approached

Climbing onto the Big Man’s velvet lap, Samuel gave out a great sigh.  So, what is it to be this time, Old Man?

“HO! HO! HO!” Santa bellowed with a great smile.  “Well, Samuel.  Now that we got that out of the way, let us have a little talk, shall we?”  His eyes, how they twinkled.  His eyes discerned too much, and Samuel cringed inside.

14 comments:

  1. Hahahaha I find Samuel's stories so sweet, because they remind me of my one baby cousin when he was that age. :-)

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  2. haha oh to be able to let loose and smash everything. That would sure be fun.

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    1. We all have to hold on to the urge to pull down the decorations.

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  3. Santa knows all and if you are very very unlucky...he will TELL all.

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    1. Maybe Santa is like a priest--confidentiality and sacred vow?

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  4. A kid on a leash is such a clue to Santa. Hopefully, for the jolly old elf, it's near the end of his shift.

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    1. The first time I saw a 'child leash', I wished we had had them for our own children.

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  5. Ah, little Samuel. Does he have more destruction stowed away or will he find it better to be liked for being a pleasant young man.

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    1. Let us all hope that Samuel can find a way to channel his intelligence.

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  6. Poor Samuel. Temporarily thwarted. I have every belief in him finding a way to express his inner demon though...

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    1. So far he had done well, until the birthday party. Now...we'll see.

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  7. My youngest grand was quite worried when I informed him about the "Naughty or nice" list.

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    1. My gr-daughter (6) is concerned as well; she has a right to be worried. She throws such tantrums.

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