Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Moment of clarity

"I've been thinking a lot about something." Lauren started as I parked the car before school. "I really think we should discuss it."

"Alright." I said. "What do we need to discuss?"

"Grandpa Paul."

"Ok. What about Grandpa Paul?"

Lauren heaved a sigh. "I just wanted to say that I think he might be Santa Claus."

"What makes you say that?"

"Mom," she said in her all-business tone, "Did you look at Santa? He looked like Grandpa Paul. And where was Grandpa Paul when Santa was there? Oh. And G kissed him."

Christmas 2006

"That sounds like very good evidence." I said.

"So why did everyone pretend that Grandpa Paul is Santa Claus?"

"Because sometimes it's fun to pretend."

4 comments:

From A Distance said...

Oh, my goodness! What a bright daughter you have, able to reason it was her Grandpa Paul & give you evidence to back it up.

Linda said...

All I can say is that they grow up way too quickly!

karen said...

I love it when something boils around in a kid's head like that!

Mimi Lenox said...

Catching up with your blog today. How cute.