I watched the Polar Express for the first time ever today. I got chills when Santa made his grand appearance. The boys, not so much. I love the magic of Christmas. I love the warmth and togetherness we all feel and I love the spirit that surrounds the holiday. Christmas is a huge deal in the Reinert house. It always has been. Even when it was just the two of us. Now it’s the four of us and I can’t wait to share my love for it with the terrible….we may have to wait a couple more years.
An actual conversation between the terrible and myself while watching the Polar Express.
Me: guys look! Santa is coming out!!!
Alex: mommy lets cook in the kitchen.
Me: but mommy is watching the movie. LOOK SANTA!
Ben: (cautiously looking at the t.v.) no mommy, I don’t like him. Scary.
Me: but Santa is magical. He brings good little boys presents.
Alex: Alex is good.
Me: sometimes. Ben is good too.
Ben: I get presents mommy?
Alex: presents from the store?
Me: no, presents from Santa. He makes them at his workshop at the north pole.
Ben: Ben is good.
Me: so you like Santa?
Ben: (deep in thought)…..*no.
Me: what about you Alex?
Alex: Pease cook in the kitchen mommy?
Me: I love Santa.
Alex: mommy is a good boy so you get presents.
Me: sure. I guess so.
Ben: I don’t like him. Scary.
And with that, I think we need to watch a few more movies and chat a little more about the big man in the red suit. Hopefully our visit will go better than it did last year….