Silly Monkey Stories: Patiently Waiting for Santa

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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Our children attended their first holiday celebration thrown by the taekwondo studio they joined this past summer.  The 3-hour event was tons of fun with good food, a belt ceremony, and awards.  The evening was topped off with a "surprise" visit from Santa, whose helpers toted two huge sacks filled with gifts.  The helpers handed Santa each gift, who then called each child up to sit on his lap for a photo.

Now the gifts were really brought by the parents.  Our family was one of the firsts to arrive, so our gifts were way at the bottom of the Santa's ginormous sack.  Somehow, Luke's gift ended up somewhere in the middle.    It's a good thing because I think he was going to burst if he had to wait much longer.

Makenzie's and Jake's gifts, however, were way down at the bottom.  They were among the last children to be called.  I have to commend them for their patience.  They both sat very still, listening eagerly for their names and never taking their eyes off of Santa.  My husband and I could tell that they started to wonder if there were gifts for them in that sack or not.  It was torture for them, but they waited seated on the floor without a peep until their names were finally called.  What a happy moment that was!

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Published by Karen Coutu
  1. Oh, good times. I have played Santa in the past -well, of course- and it's been always fun to hand out presents to very, very anxious kids... :-)

    Posted on December 11, 2012 at 12:41 PM

  2. Anonymous Said,

    I don't think I would have had enough patience when I was younger. Looks like they had fun though!

    Kimberly Dsouza

    Posted on December 11, 2012 at 1:55 PM

  3. Craig B. Said,

    Awww. Your kids are sooooo adorable!!

    Posted on December 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

  4. Karen Coutu Said,

    @Craig B.: Awwwww! Thanks Craig!! :D

    Posted on December 12, 2012 at 1:08 AM

  5. What a fun event and cute pics of your kids.

    Posted on December 12, 2012 at 8:41 AM

  6. awww, I could only imagine what they thought as their names had not been called yet. Good kids you have to sit so patiently waiting and not questioning. Sounds like a fun time.

    Posted on December 12, 2012 at 10:06 AM


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