Spectrummy Mummy

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Santa Daddy

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The Christmas right after Pudding turned two, we drove from Luxembourg to the north of England to celebrate Christmas with my family.  As my parents own a hotel and it was full for the holidays, we also got to meet the many friends and guests who were staying.  Pudding actually thrived with all the attention, which is hard to imagine these days when she is more easily overwhelmed in company.  It was busy, so we were called on to lend a hand with all the festivities.  Spectrummy Daddy was given the task of wearing the Father Christmas (Santa) costume, and distributing presents to the guests.  I kept Pudding out of the way, as she had a tendency to think all gifts were hers to unwrap at the time.  She still does at times.

We waited in the room until we heard a knock at the door.  In walked my husband still in his Santa outfit.

Pudding’s face lit up.  “Santa!”, she exclaimed.

“Ho, ho, ho.  Merry Christmas, Pudding!”, Santa replied, in a suitably booming voice.  To me ears, he sounded just right.  To Pudding’s super-sensitive hearing powers, not so much.

Pudding responded with just one word: “Daddy.”

Frantic looks were exchanged between myself and Santa.  We couldn’t have just destroyed Christmas for our 2 year-old, could we?

Me: “No, no, Pudding.  Look, this is Santa!

Pudding: “Santa.  Daddy.  Santa Daddy, Santa Daddy, Santa Daddy!”

There was no changing her mind.  Santa Daddy it was.  Even now, two years later, when she sees that picture she tells me it is Santa Daddy.  At least we got an adorable photo out of the whole ordeal.

Almost as cute as this one taken the next day:

Written by Spectrummy Mummy

December 20, 2010 at 6:48 am

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  1. so cute. this is a magical time of year, isn’t it? I love those pictures. Santa Daddy is smiling with his eyes 🙂


    December 20, 2010 at 6:54 am

  2. Thank you…what a lovely post, pudding is just so adorable. love and hugs. xx 🙂


    December 20, 2010 at 6:54 am

  3. WONDERFUL!!! Just love it!


    December 20, 2010 at 8:46 am

  4. So cute! She looks like she is the present int hat last photo!!


    December 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm

  5. That is perfection at it’s finest!!


    December 21, 2010 at 12:35 am

  6. Gorgeous photos~!
    Thanks for sharing your neautiful family with us 🙂


    December 21, 2010 at 4:23 am

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