Monday, December 3, 2007

Santa’s Jolly Cranky Elf

Take a look at this picture:



I know I’m biased, but I think the boys look pretty darn good. Especially considering that the visit to Santa was a spur of the moment decision while we were at the mall, they were dressed like orphans, and we are currently going for the record for the longest time between haircuts .

So what did the lady dressed like an elf taking the picture of my boys ask me, perfectly seriously and within earshot of Jack?

“Is that the best the older boy can smile?”

Ummmm. Things I wanted to say:

“Where’d they find you? The elf reject store?”

“Oh, goody. Another graduate with a degree in Working-With-Kids-For-Mean-People-That-Don’t-Like-Kids.”

“Well, he’s been really sad since we told him Santa was a sham.”

“Hey older boy. Come over here and kick this lady’s a**.”

What I did say – nothing for fear that if I opened my mouth one of the above, or worse, would escape.

What John said – “I think they look beautiful.” And he was right. Take that, cranky elf lady.

11 comments:

Loth said...

What a cheek! How did you manage to bite your tongue and not respond "Yes. And is this the best job you could get?"

Susan said...

Wow. I'm p-o'ed just thinking about that. What is WRONG with people?

utmomof5 said...

WOW she sure has the Christmas spirit!! I love loth's comment too funny. Why do people who hate kids always get a job that involves children. Why doesn't she go work for the DMV ot the IRS?

Christina

Stacie said...

well, i think the older boy looks just fine. hopefully the next mother won't have as much restraint as you did! hee hee.

Mrs. Fussy Fussypants said...

Ugh, the misery of the masses!

the O'Neills said...

Ever seen Christmas Story? I am envisioning a very large line with a couple of elves and a very cranky Santa. "Hey Kid, we got a lot of people waiting in line here, so GET GOING!" "Football", Ralphie says, "Fooooootbaaaallllll."

Andrea said...

LOL! My tongue would have been BLEEDING from biting it so hard!

Glad you didn't deck her halls...

Kellan said...

How funny - her saying that and your fun responses - I wish you had one of those and been able to tell that story - this was so cute. See you soon. Kellan

Kathy said...

I don't know if I could have remained quiet, kudos to you. The responses sound funny though. LOL

www.kathy-iamwhoiam.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What a total BI$#@. Elf Smelf. They look adorable and you can take that from Grammy. I'll go kick her a**
xoxox

I know you can hear me... said...

I can't believe that - what is the matter with some people?! I think that the boys look great!