Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's a Conspiracy

I think our six year old is outsmarting us. He has been asking about whether "you know who" is real. You DO know who, right? We're not talking about God here and "you know who" directly relates to Christmas. Are you with me? I'm trying to be covert in case anyone has children who might be reading over their shoulder or in case there are any adults out there that might be troubled by such talk of not believing in "you know who".


Richie has been asking questions for a couple of years now...yes, he's quite the skeptic. I think the "gig" is just about up. I'm not sure I'm ready for that. But, I also don't want to lie to him. So far I have been able to distract him when the crucial question is asked. You saying things like, "Look there's a U.F.O.!" or by dropping heavy objects on his toe.

Kidding! I would never do that!

Mostly I just pretend like I don't hear him. Great alternative, I know.

Sorry, back to the conspiracy theory. I think Richie might be conspiring against us by asking for an obscure item from "you know who" as a test. I say this because it seems that only "you know who" could possibly locate said item. He could probably just have one of his "little helpers" whip one up in that stinkin' workshop.


Unfortunately, we mere mortal parents cannot seem to locate one even after searching high, low, far, and wide at every store in a 40 mile radius...even after enlisting a couple of friends to search their warehouses and pull some strings. What about online you say? Sure, as long as we don't mind paying $142.79 for shipping to get it here by Christmas.

What is the item? No, it is not a Wii. It's a boomerang. A boomerang. WHERE IN THE WORLD did he get it in his head to ask for a BOOMERANG???? We've never been to Australia. We haven't even dined at the The Outback recently.

Laws of mercy.

What to do, WHAT to do?


dawn said...

Alana-This is happening in our home too. I had to pull some MAJOR strings this year to get what Boy1 wanted for Christmas.

Boy2 wanted a $200 Polar Express train that he saw in a magazine and when I told him it was $200, he said, "well, I don't want you to buy it, I want it from Santa."

Oh, yeah, that makes it all better then. Thanks, Boy2.

One year my cousin's son wanted a "real" photograph of an elf. It had to be on Kodak paper and not a drawing. Now this was all before digital cameras and photoshop. Hubs and I got the pict for her...I will tell you that story in person.

Anyway, I feel your pain and am right there with you! Hope you find the boomerang. What a fun toy!

Parents have to be very creative to keep the deception up...ahhh, the pressure!

Renee said...

Oh, this is funny! I love how stealthy you are. :)

You wouldn't think that a boomerang would be so hard to find. But then...I guess I've never just seen one lying around...

Do you read Mari's site? ( Her husband is a woodcarver. It's probably too late now, but I wonder if he could carve a boomerang?

Our girls are still young enough that not much effort is required from us as far as "you know who" is concerned. It'll be fun to figure it all out when they get older.

I'll be anxiously waiting to hear how this turns out!

Darlene R. said...

Ours are getting to that age too. You know, the age where they are kinda, maybe, sort of trying to figure this whole thing out.
This is the first year for our oldest to be in on the secret. He's done very well with it.

Wish I had a boomerang to send your way. Of course, if I sent one it would probably just come right back. hahahahaha!! :)Oh, that was terrible--sorry!

Abigail Munday said...

There are about a zillion and half boomerangs in the 100 yen (about a dollar) stores in Japan! Too bad we live so far away. I don't think even you-know-who could stop by in his sleigh and get it to you on time.

Janelle said...

"Look there's a U.F.O.!" or by dropping heavy objects on his toe.

Oh my! Too funny.

Z is wise. He pulled out the elusive Wii request the other night on Santa's lap. I think its a test. Well, the test will be failed. No Wii for him!

JP's MOM said...

Have you used the line, "you can ask for anything you want, but Santa only chooses some items, not all"

Well if you get desperate, Aaron can make arrangements for ya to come digging through the 1000 different misc boxes that had 1 boomerang!

shelley said...

Tricky, tricky, tricky...I think you're right, I think he's testing you. And I don't know what to tell you.

I like Jen's idea of asking for whatever you want, but Santa CHOOSING what to get you. That might work for Janelle's Z-man too.

I told Ellie that we beleive in the "Magic" of Santa. And that as long as she "beleives" she will get presents from him.

She chooses to believe!

Carissa said...

alana...sorry about your boomerang/santa dilemma. but i must are SUCH a great writer. i was totally drawn into the story! love it! and you! : )

Earen said...

Ok, I thought for sure you were going to say it was a Wii. My husband bought 3 of them this season & sold them for more in order to pay for some of our Christmas gifts...ok, to pay for my new espresso machine! I hope you find the boomerang for your son!

Bev Brandon said...

Oh dear, I am laughing SO HARD, and thinking of the day that my young guy asked for a boomerang and we got it for him. WHY???? They come back and hit me in the head! Remember when my older son was cleaning out his room last month and threw what was it? --- 14 basketballs out the window? and one boomerang went out the window and it didn't come back and we could have sent it your way for a stocking are hilarious. Can't wait to meet you. Came by to wish you a Merry Christmas and tell you that you have brought me so much joy this year. I love your huge humble heart for HIM. And I love your childlike wonder, your childlike faith. I just think the world of you Alana. I know you will deeply enjoy your family and I love that about you! Much love to you and yours, Bev