Here he is! Our first official Santa of 2017. Julian of course KNEW that he wasn’t the actual one. Just a helper. But he made sure to play along for young eyes and to get his message in. “He wants a skateboard!” Santa yelled after Julian had his turn. Yes it’s winter in Maine and he won’t be able to use it for another five months but a skateboard he wants! Last year we had the crazy pie face debalacle where I sought high and low for a Pie Face game. I strung myself out for that thing and in the end Julian was too afraid to play it. So he was upset and asked that Derek and I play the game ourselves and thus we continually got pied in the face. We did it because he was upset and I felt good about it after, as if we put in our time, we had paid our parenting-at-christmas dues! During the third time of getting pied I thought ‘Is this parenting???” and now… about two years later, I’m pretty sure it is.
Parenting is just continually getting pied in the face.
Good thing I like pie.