” Just don’t fart on Santa.” I mean, how did that even come out of my mouth? It was a particularly funny parenting moment that I am sure my youngest daughter won’t soon forget.
My husband had their yearly children’s party at work today. There were bouncy houses, yummy treats, presents, and of course Santa. We saved Santa for the end as we usually do.
My daughter had the yummy treats, and proceeded to spend a few hours bouncing around with her brother and friends. They had a blast.
I think all that bouncing after a few treats may have made my daughter a little gassy. We decided it was time to go line up for Santa; the line was much smaller so it would be a long wait.
While waiting in line, my little one naturally let it go. I finally had to ask her, ” Is that you? She giggled and nodded her head yes, not wanting to say excuse me for fear of all the people in line finding out. I smiled at her and we started to talk about what she would say to Santa.
” I don’t know what to say mom.”
” Well honey to start you could say hello, how are you. That’s a nice way to start any conversation.”
” Okay that’s good, then I could maybe ask him for something for Christmas.”
” Yes you could. You could also ask him what treats he would like us to put out for him and the reindeer.”
I noticed as we are talking that there was another little fart cloud around us. We were next. The elf walked toward us to tell us we were next.
My youngest turned to me with a big smile.” I’m next mom! ”
I hugged her and whispered in her ear ” Yes you are but just one thing okay? Just don’t fart on Santa.” Giggles erupted and she hugged me tight.
” I’ll try not to mom.”
Her turn came and went and the smile never left her face. Once we were home and in our pajamas, we were sitting at the kitchen table.
” So, you were a little stinker today eh?”
” Yep, I sure was. Sorry about that mom.”
” Well you know honey it’s perfectly normal, I mean even Santa farts.”
She smiled and I noticed the mischief reach her bright eyes.
” I’m sure he does mom, and you know what I think?”
” No, tell me what you think.”
” I think his farts smell like candy canes, cookies, and chocolate.”
It was clearly my turn to giggle.