Saturday, April 11, 2009

Show and Tell

Go to Mel's for the rest of Show and Tell



In case you didn't know I'm friends with Santa Claus. Yup, he lives about a quarter mile from my house. My brother gets to live right next door to him! Lucky son of a gun! Hell he is living in my grandma's former house. Where's Mrs. Claus you ask? She's there too but as Santa said, "Don't expect to see her donning some cutesy outfit. And, please don't call her Mrs. Claus." Santa Claus was a real estate client of ours. Do you have any idea the kind of expectations one feels they have to live up to when catering to a guy like Santa Claus?

Anyway, it turns out that Santa Claus has a granddaughter adopted from Korea. Santa Claus and the Mrs. are aware of the pain of infertility because they watched their son and daughter-in-law struggle to have a family for many years. Ah, kindred spirits found in Santa and the Mrs. Who knew? What a small world indeed. Infertility and adoption all the way up in the North Pole?

Here is his card. Just ask him for one, and he will give it to you; they are always in his pocket. Sometimes he will hand you his card with out solicitation- sending you a message you might want to listen to.

There he is, my friend. He and his wife love my son and are always asking after him. We stop over every once in awhile as he is on our wagon tour. And, being next door to my brother and a few houses down from my parents, we inevitably bump into one another. The other thing I love about being friends with Santa Claus is that he supports our non profit and thinks it is a great idea. He offered himself up as a raffle prize the other day. He told me to stop by because he wanted to talk. It was so touching because he came up with the idea at 3 in the morning. He has retired from his Santa commitments but is willing to pull out the old white and red suit (the beard is real) to allow some lucky children to sit on his lap and feel the magic. Young and old alike will be captivated by all that Santa Claus emulates- wonderment, innocence, happiness, and comfort.

Thank you, J & P for all of your support. You really know how to make a girl (and a little boy) happy.

19 comments:

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I love having this insight into the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Claus :-)

Another Dreamer said...

How wonderful :)

Candice said...

Santa is the best!

Mom Time said...

Love your blog and the cause you support. This is Cherrie of Im A Hot Mom following you from MBC follow me club.

Erika said...

Well pass on Hello's from me :)

Kristin said...

How very cool!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

How wonderful to have the big guy just down the street! His card is fabulous!

WiseGuy said...

Incredible! Can you send him down my street? With perhaps a stork or two? I am willing to stoop to sheer flattery to get you to do it in case you do not agree....

Noah's Mommy said...

wow....who knew....It's humbling to know that even the Claus Family deals with issues such as infertility...and property taxes....Happy SITS day....

becomingwhole said...

Wow, who knew? I have so many questions about him...

Ms Cupcake said...

Hoppy Easter everyone!!!

Have a great day. Best wishes.

Ms. Cupcake
Zen Cupcake

Kalei said...

he retired? what will i do this xmas!!!! =)

Can u tell him hello from PA and that i am still being a good girl.

and i am so glad he is helping with the charity......

Kalei said...

are you doing an auction? I can make a pack of notecards to throw in... from design are paintins by my two yr old. let me know.

Yaya said...

He offered himself as a prize! How cute is that?!

I'm getting excited to meet you!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

How cool! :)

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You're very lucky to have such a nice Mr and Mrs Claus in your neighborhood!

kel said...

Very cool!!!

Have a great Easter!

Liv said...

That's pretty neat. I'd love to have Santa live down the street.

Deb said...

Wow, what great neighbors to have! Does he have the reindeer at the house, too? Or does he have a dog? I think of Santa as a yellow lab kind of guy :)

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