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December 23, 2010

12/23 DPP: Eyeballs!

So, a few weeks ago, Elanor started telling a strange narrative, one that took us awhile to figure out. The story goes something like this:

"Christmas is coming. But not yet. First, it has to snow. Then Santa* is going to come down and bring us presents. And my present is going to be under the tree. And it's going to be wrapped. And I'm going to pick it up and open it, and it's going to be EYEBALLS!"

The first couple of times she told it, I nearly fell over laughing, but I couldn't figure out what she was talking about. It was a stranger request even than the items on their birthday list. Finally we figured it out--it was because of the Picasso Pumpkins! Remember these? Eventually--despite their extra ones--they both lost most of their eyeballs. And Elanor has been worried about them. So, I stopped by Michael's the other day, and picked up a pack of eyeballs.

Tonight, we let the kids open some of their presents. Elanor tore open the paper, shrieked, did a happy dance, and held them aloft in delight before running to her pumpkins to glue them on.

*We've told them that Santa is a pretend game we play for fun, like the babies that live in their pockets. Yes, my children have babies that live in their pockets. If you're handed one of their babies, you should hug it, feed it, and kiss it, but for the love of Pete, don't eat it!

December Photo Project , Elanor's eccentricities | By Tim and Jo | 8:34 PM


LAUGHING SO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jeannette at December 23, 2010 9:02 PM


Posted by: rylee95 at December 23, 2010 9:04 PM

So....I read the last part to my husband, and then Clark (27 months) started saying "No eat babies!".... We started cracking up and then it became a chorus back and forth between Daddy and son. Yikes. Can't say anything without him understanding these days!!

Posted by: Kara Patterson at December 26, 2010 7:24 PM

That story is hilarious, Kara!

Posted by: Jo at December 27, 2010 11:18 PM

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