Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The One Where Santa Doesn’t Even Have to Consult the Map

Well, the last few years I have had to send Christmas packages to my boys. Not this year. They are all going to be home. No one in Argentina. No one in Texas. No one in Virginia. No one in Utah. All home.

Yesterday I was sitting in my office at about 5:45 a.m., having just dropped Dillon off at his early morning scripture class. Skippy stumbled in, half asleep. He complained that he was thirsty, and so I opened a small water bottle that was on my desk and handed it to him. He took a swig, and then reached into his mouth, and placed a small white object on my desk. “What is that?” I asked him, thinking it was a little paper, maybe from the water bottle label. “It’s my tooth,” he replied, and then he quietly went back up to bed.

I asked him today what he hopes Santa will bring him for Christmas. “I don’t know,” he said. “But maybe the Tooth Fairy could put my tooth back.” Since it is the first tooth he has lost, he doesn’t quite have the hang of the Tooth Fairy gig yet. He will learn.


Carolyn said...

You are one lucky mama, and Skippy is in for a great surprise tonight.

I can't imagine Christmas morning with 7 boys. Chaos and cheer everywhere.

P.S. Listened some more today. Loving #1, #2, and I think #11 or #12.

Cherie said...

Christmas is SO great when everyone is home!! You are going to be one happy mom on Christmas morning this year!

Skippy is a doll face!!

Fawn said...

Ahh, this makes me sad. He is your baby but this officially marks the beginning of the end. He's growing up!! I never get tired of your CD--it's so great!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Sounds like the best Christmas ever! Enjoy! We're loving the CD also - beautiful and fun music.

By the time my youngest was at the tooth fairy stage - the tooth fairy developed total memory loss. So the poor thing - doesn't have very fond recollections of the tooth fairy :)


Stephanie said...

So cute. Stories like this make my day. I wish losing my baby teeth were that easy. said...

Liam (a.k.a skippy) is so funny

Joy For Your Journey said...

How fun to have all your kids home! Mine will be home this year as well which I am very excited about. Last year I wasn't even home as I was with my daughter who was having a baby. (Our only grandchild)

So I just read your list of what your boys need in a wife. I dont think I am being prejudiced by saying my 21 year old daughter is all that and more. (My 19 year old daughter still has some growing up to do) They are both at the Y, so . . where are your sons? :-)

The Garden of Egan said...

It sounds like you are going to have a full house! Sounds like fun.
I hope the tooth fairy is as awesome as Santa at your house, he's a cute kiddo.

Love your blog!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Everyone home? At the same time? Sounds like mom is going to have an awesome Christmas!

Congrats to skippy on his first tooth!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Knock knock - Viccctorria! hello? come out come out where ever you are! :)