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Is that a Bird or a Plane — or Santa??!

My son spied Santa last night.  If you had been there you might have thought it was just a shooting star or an airplane high in the dark night sky or something.  But apparently you can’t fool my guy. 

“Hey – Wow!  I just saw Santa flying in the sky!” 

“You – you did?” my husband asked him.  They were driving home from the mall after doing some last minute shopping for yours truly.

“Yep.  I think he was flying around on his sleigh.”

“But, it’s not Christmas Eve yet.  Why would you think Santa would be out in his sleigh?”

“I think he was flying around checking on some of the boys and girls.  And he probably wanted to work on his route.  He’s getting ready for Christmas Eve.”  Uh, duh, dad.

When they came home and told me, he was still pretty excited.  He brought it up again while I was tucking him in bed. 

“I bet other people just thought it was a star.  But I know,” he told me proudly.  He looked up at me for confirmation. 

“Well, Buddy, I have never heard of anyone seeing Santa flying around in his sleigh four days before Christmas Eve.”  I wanted to be careful here.  I studied at his face and saw all the emotions filtering through.  So I did what any Zen Mama Wannabe would do.  I smiled at him and said, “Sounds like you were pretty lucky.” 

He beamed.  “I know!  I was, Mom!  I’m like the luckiest one in the world.” 

No, actually – I’m pretty sure that would be me.

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2 Responses to “Is that a Bird or a Plane — or Santa??!”

  1. callieandbatido Says:
    December 21st, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    That is about the cutest, most heart warming story I have heard this season. Ah, the magic and joy. I remember now why I love this season so much. Thanks Zen Mama to you and your son.

  2. LarkLady Says:
    December 23rd, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Y’know, I’m so afraid that I would have played that scene overly cautious, downplaying the possibility of having seen Santa… and I’m so glad you played it just right! Your instincts were right on target, ZenMama!

    And I’d say both of you are pretty darned fortunate!

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