Thursday, October 2, 2008

Children say the funniest things!

We have always told the children that they will receive 3 Christmas gifts, just like baby Jesus did.  If our Lord and Savior was happy with gold, frankincense, and myrrh, surely they can be happy with three things.  This also does not mean three very expensive gifts, rather, three things you'd really enjoy like some new art supplies, an outfit for your doll, and maybe a doll itself.  With 5 children now, we often have a gift that the children share.  One year Santa left a trail of candy and we found a new children's kitchen in our playroom!

I digress....  so, when the triplets were 4, we were in our favorite local toy store.  I heard A say to D, "You know, D, we only get 3 presents, just like baby Jesus did".  D sweetly replied, "I wish He had had FOUR!!!", with her hand on her hip.  I laughed right out loud!   If only Jesus had had 4 gifts, it wouldn't be quite as difficult to decide!  So cute.

3 comments:

Preppy Pettit said...

So cute! I think we are going to "steal" that tradition from you. Do you mind?

Melissa said...

Hey! We do that, too! Three gifts. It has been the greatest in limiting expectations.
I NEED the apple corer/peeler/slicer. Real bad.

Henley on the Horn said...

Steal away! I am sure I didn't think of it myself!! It is such a great tradition and keeps everyone from being overly greedy. It makes the children really think about things they would like!!