Why Wait for Santa?

“Yeah, man. I hear you. There aren’t many of us real snowmen left. Everybody’s going store-bought these days.”

My youngest daughter wants a Zu Zu Pet, and she’s making it known to us parents with a steady repetition of “I want a ZuZu Pet” as we clean up after lunch.

My wife interrupts her with a grand idea: “Why don’t you ask Santa Claus?”

The three-year-old stops her chanting, turns and stares at her blankly before announcing her grand idea: “We can go to the supermarket and buy one right now.”

My wife’s mouth drops.

I start to laugh so much that I snort.

My daughter looks over at me blankly and asks, “Why are you snorting like a pig?”

I laugh even more.

Then she says to both of us, “Well?”

“Well what?” we ask.

“Are we going to the supermarket to buy me a Zu Zu Pet or what?”

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  • Bee Mundy-Castle November 1, 2011, 5:24 am

    Loved it. Kids have all the answers!

  • stephen November 1, 2011, 7:41 am

    Yes, the audacity of a kid is wonderful.

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