Thursday, December 3, 2009

Are you gettin' this, Santa?.....

Well, my daughter stood in line for a while so my granddaughter could see Santa. She (granddaughter) was so excited she could hardly breathe. When it was finally her turn, she told Santa that she wanted "a horse farm".....a real one. HO, HO, HO, Santa said, that's a pretty big request there, little Missy. Santa's not quite sure he can do that one. She was visibly disappointed as her sad eyes looked at him in disbelief..... then thanked him for his time and got down off his lap to walk away. (this is the same little girl who just lost the beloved family pet, Mollie, a couple weeks ago)

Much to Santa's credit, he actually called her back to him (even though he had a bunch of kids waiting in line) and explained that a horse farm just wouldn't fit in the sled and it would be too hard on his reindeer. Then she compromised and said that she would be happy with a toy horse farm and, as this picture depicts, she explained all the things that it should include. Note the look on Santa's face. The old boy is really taking it all in.

You know, some people are just perfect for this kind of thing and this Santa needs an "atta boy", for going above and beyond what he was expected to do......so I'm giving him one....even though he'll never know it. But, deep inside.......I'm sure......... he knows!

Thanks Santa.....for really caring. My granddaughter was happy that night. (anybody know where I can find a good buy on a toy horse farm, complete with horses?)

UPDATE: I found one at Amazon.com (free shipping) and also found a dozen horses to go inside of it (also free shipping). Can't get much better than that.....so that's been taken care of.

13 comments:

glnroz said...

Due to my "robust" stature, I have ridden more than on fire truck and sat at the end of those lines (playing the part of old ST NICK), It is fun watching their faces with such glee. lol

jy1969 said...

Way to go grandma!!! She'll be SO happy. That Santa was good...it's sad to see kids disappointed and walking away. Kudos to him and to others for bringing in the holiday spirit!

margarethall said...

Fantastic~!! Glad that you found the 'farm' and the horses to stock it with~!! Bravo! And, kudos to Santa for bringing her back to explain about her wishes!! Great Christmas posting, Val~!!

Respectfully Yours said...

Don't you love it when you find the perfect gift. Great job!!

Coffeypot said...

Not fishing for any compliments, but I do the Santa thing for my step-daughter at Pet Smart each year. I’ll post about it and some pictures later this month. And yes, you do have to give the extra effort to give people what they want. And, yes, he does know what he did, though I bet he wouldn't admit it was extra effort on his part.

Jamie said...

What a wonderful story and a wonderful Santa, and that picture? Wonderful. Hugs and love ya. :)

SOUL: said...

santa was definitely on your side !!!
awesome pic-- deserves a nice frame i'd say :))

some moments are just priceless aint they? this looks like one for memory bank for sure-

happy friday mamamafriend. :))

Karen :-) said...

It's always nice to hear about the good people there are out there too in the world. What a special Santa he is!

Gypsy said...

You are such a wonderful Grandma Val. And that Santa does deserve a big pat on the back for going above and beyond the call. Judging by the look on his face, I think he really believes he's Santa. :)

Joy Des Jardins said...

How cool was that Val...you found exactly what your granddaughter wanted. What a great grandma you are. Kudos to you and kudos to that Santa too. How cute that picture is.... Hugs, Joy

Mikey said...

Awww, how sweet is that? Love that story :)

ordinaryjanet said...

I loved this story! I hope she loves her horse farm-and it can give her ideas she can plan her real one with!

gayle said...

That's awesome that you found it!! My grandson is 3 and the only thing he wanted is not in stores for some reason........But it's for sale on ebay for 3 times the price!!! That's cruel!!

We never stop worring about our kids and grandchildren!!