Displaced Geek

Just a city geek and father coming to terms with being replanted in farm country

Christmas…in January?

Consider yourself forewarned, the next week or so will most likely contain a succession of outdated posts that have been sitting unfinished for some time now.

So for the longest time, Gabriella insisted that she wanted “bread and paint” from Santa for Christmas. This was not explained any further than a one-off “because I want it”, which let’s face it is pretty much how we’re told Santa works. So Santa’s elves penciled her in, albeit while scratching their heads, for bread and paint. But one day, on the way to visit Santa while he picked up a script for Mrs. Claus at the local CVS (where mommy works, BONUS!) the light went off.

Me: So are you going to tell Santa what you want for Christmas?
G: Yes! Bread and paint!
Me: Good, now remem-
G: Bella already have bread and paint!?
Me: Yup, you do.
At this point I can hear the gears turning for about 45 seconds.
G: Bella want a ‘tove.

And thus the elves replaced “Bread and Paint” with “‘tove”, and went to work.
On Christmas morning, Gabriella showed absolutely no surprise (she told Santa what she wanted, why wouldn’t it be there), but plenty of happiness, as she discovered that Santa had indeed brought her not only a tove, but essentially an entire play kitchen:

Fridge (with magnetically primed doors) and sink/pantry

Stovetop, oven, microwave, and countertop

Complete with matching potholders…

Those elves are so damn crafty!

Later that day, we visited family, as we had the night before, and it quickly became evident that Gabriella wasn’t feeling very well. She behaved like an angel (more evidence that something was up) and when asked if she wanted to go home, simply said “No”, and laid herself back down on the floor to talk to some deer.

Thankfully, despite flirting with a 101/102 fever for almost the entire week following the holiday, Gabriella was healthy and back to normal for New Years Eve, when she hung out with her new best friend.

Written by Peter

January 13, 2012 at 2256

Posted in family, parenting

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  1. Awwww, thanks for the blog shout-out!!! My mom said she blubbered all over that post. Hope lots of imaginary pizzas and cakes are coming out of the ‘tove!


    January 14, 2012 at 1404

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