Sunday, September 4, 2016
Mr. No Excuses looks a tad bit like Jolly Old St. Nick, and I love the attention we get when we go places during the month of December! I'm a little envious, however, because I know that everyone is looking at him and not at me!
A co-worker of Mr. No Excuses recently brought her 4 year old son into the office and almost immediately he had the "deer in the headlights reaction!" Mr. No Excuses jumped right in!
St. Nick: So, have you been a good boy this year?
Little One with very wide eyes: Yes.
St. Nick: Well, I have a "Nice" list and a "Naughty" list. So you should go on the "Nice" list, right?
Little One, still with very wide eyes: Yes.
St. Nick: Okay then, what would you like Santa to bring you this year?
Little One, with eyes becoming normal for a 4 year old: A Monster Truck!
St. Nick: A Monster Truck...what color?
Little One, with happy eyes and ear-to-ear grin: RED!!!
St. Nick: How big? (holding out his hands about two feet apart) This big? (then bringing his hands a little closer) How about this big?
Little One: Uh-huh!
St. Nick: Okay then. I am writing this down...one Red Monster Truck about "this big." You are on the "Nice" list right now, but there are still a few months until Christmas! Make sure you stay on the "Nice" list, okay?
Little One: Okay, Santa!
I am embarking upon a part-time seasonal career as Mrs. Claus. I am researching her, pulling together a costume, collecting Christmas books to read and games to play....and THIS PRECIOUS LITTLE ONE falls right into the lap of Mr. No Excuses!!! NOT FAIR!!!
But it is so much fun to walk through the mall during the months leading up to Christmas. We get the best "deer in the headlights" looks ever!