Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Girls and Holiday Spirit

The girls were helping me decorate the Christmas Tree when oldest says "Let's all sing Christmas songs!" They immediately begin singing Jingle Bells and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. When they are done, the oldest asks "What should we sing next?"

Middle child shrieks, "Oh I know! My favorite song!" And proceeds to sing this:
O dreydl, dreydl, dreydl, I made it out of clay
And when it’s dry and ready, o dreydl I shall play, Hey!
I start cracking up and oldest says: "That is most definitely NOT a Christmas song! It is a Hannukah song and you can't sing it for Christmas!"

"Well I don't care cause I like it!" middle child responds.

"You're not being in the Christmas spirit!" oldest says.

"I'm being in the holiday spirit and since that includes Christmas and Hannukah I can sing what I want!" middle child replies very smartly.

Intervening in what looks like a Christmas/Hannukah fight between the girls, I interject and say, "That's right sweetie, it is very nice of you to sing all holiday songs!"

"See! I told you!" middle child replies and sticks out her tongue and blows a raspberry at her.

"Now that's not being in the holiday spirit. Remember, Santa's always watching," I chided her.

"Don't worry he didn't see me cause I was crossing my fingers!" she replied with a big smile.


Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

That's like Tweety Bird covering his eyes and declaring, "That bad ol' puddy tat will never find me in here!"

Sarah Hina said...

Smart girl.

I think she has a future in politics.


Charles Gramlich said...

Your kids are entirely too smart for 'your' own good, my friend.

sherry smyth said...

The crossing fingers is the MOST important part..everyone knows THAT mom!!! :)

Chris Eldin said...

Awww! You're keeping a nice record of their dialogue here. You should print it out at some point and scrapbook it!

Travis Erwin said...

Funny stuff.

Larramie said...

Santa was not only watching, she was listening! :)

Carleen Brice said...

When are these girls going to get their own show? :)

SzélsőFa said...

A politician/lawyer in the making.
A kid's that smart and that negotiative can be a real pain for his/her parents for sure.
But it will serve her the better once she grows up!

Mary Witzl said...

I agree with Church Lady. Get this printed up, add some of their drawings and photographs, and you'll have a present they will never throw away!

Vesper said...

Not a dull moment! :-) Very funny, indeed! Children say such smart and unexpected things. :-)

Melissa Marsh said...

Haha - I love that they took the initiative to start singing. :-) We were listening to the Christmas songs on the radio the other day and I heard my daughter softly singing. So precious.

Bernita said...

Wait 'til they are older and in a satiric mood.
Christmas carols will never be the same.

jason evans said...

Ah, very crafty.


Wayne said...

We've been talking about you. HERE.

preTzel said...

She *will* make a perfect politician someday. :) I love reading about your kids.

The Anti-Wife said...

I think you have a future lawyer there. Like mother like daughter

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