Help please !!!!!

Published on 11/14

The girl is getting smarter. She suspects that we are the real people behind Santa and have decided to check it this time. She has three things in mind but is not revealing the details to us. She wants to find out if Santa brings it or not..

Usually if we talk to her for 5 minutes we can make her spill the beans but now no trick is working. We are trying different techniques for past few days but all in vain. All she says is a strict “NO !!!!! I am not telling you guys Let me see if Santa brings it this time” 😦

Can you guys please help me with a way to find out the items on her mind?

ETA On 11/15

ME Β – I owe you a Christmas gift. Your idea worked. Thanks much. Over to the conversation that happened on the bus while we were returning from school last evening

Self: You know pappa. My colleague told me today that her daughter told her about what she wants from Santa.
Curious Adi: What does she want?
Self: Shrugging my shoulder.. I can’t tell you. Its her secret.
Curious Adi: Okay fine. I will tell you what I have asked for. But, don’t tell this to Appa.
Curious Self: Okay I pinky promise not to tell appa. tell me.. tell me.. (Straightening myself and bending closer to her).
Reluctant Adi:Β Come closer. Its a secret. Don’t tell Appa okay? I have asked for A and B.
Self: Oh okay but where do you get them?
Adi:Β I don’t know. I saw it in TV. But, now that I told you I know I am going to get it.
Self: But, you haven’t told Appa and I promise again not to tell him. Its just between you and me okay?
Adi:Β Okay!!!! don’t even think about fooling me Amma. I am going to be awake all night on Christmas eve to make sure you don’t wrap my gifts. Don’t even think about sneaking when I fall asleep. I will hug you tight. And don’t even think about placing that big teddy bear at your place. I will easily find it out even if I am asleep as your skin is softer than the teddy bear. Remember, don’t even think about fooling me… Β How much can a little brain think in a split of a second? She doesn’t want to be fooled…

I was going Awwwww on the softy skin thingie (he he he.. unexpected compliment on something that’s not true. Mind you I am not thinking in terms of growing bigger with fatty muscles hanging generously all over the body that makes my kid feel that I am softer than teddy bear) and at the same time feeling bad for tricking her.

Anyways, I strongly believe that this is the last year the girl will partially believe Santa. So, let it be. Β We have also decided to get her the surprise third gift – the grey long sleeve pullover with beeeeg pink heart that we didn’t buy during recent purchase as it was above our budget. Β Adi mistook that I bought it and had that puppy sad face for few minutes when she couldn’t find it in the shopping bag after reaching home. Β She doesn’t remember it now but I do.. Hope the store still has stock. **fingers crossed**

That reminds me of something else. One day as I was saying “fingers crossed” for something the girl snapped back as “You know amma the crossing fingers really doesn’t work always. I think its just a myth”. So, from that day on we stopped crossing fingers. I am glad that the girl Β questions about what she does where as I still follow so many myths in day to day life just because my amma said so or did so… Time to learn from her…

Thanks again ME and three cheers to the power of blog world !!!!!!!


16 thoughts on “Help please !!!!!

  1. 1) Ignore. Don’t ask any leading questions. Instead cook up stories of what other kids are planning to ask Santa or the gifts you got as kids etc. That way once the conversation rolls you’ll get hints of what she is thinking about.
    2) If everything fails, gift her things you guys think are good for her and tell her Santa gifts what is best for the kids πŸ˜‰

    I hope things work out πŸ™‚

    • Yay! now once the trick works and all, make this post password protected or private etc. don’t let Adi read it. Instead one fine day many years from today tell all about it to her yourself πŸ˜€
      Now I too am dancing with joy πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      I hope you find that sweater for her. Go get the goodies well in time and hide them at a safe place in your or your hubby’s office so you don’t have to pack it in front of Adi πŸ˜‰

      • I will definitely share this incident with her some day.. that’s the whole idea of this blog.. its more like a journal of her life and changes… she doesn’t know abt this blog yet.. I am planning to keep it off from her as long as I can.. πŸ™‚

  2. πŸ™‚ hmmmmmmmmmmm well still got a lot of days left, Tell her a story where santa got mixed and gave a different gift , and That she has to write a letter to Santa ..
    which needs posting well in advance …

    Kids are CLEVER πŸ™‚

  3. Hey reading both posts together, reading first para I was thinking if you could ask her to write what she wants from Santa and drop some where and later you can pick that, may be it will not work.

    And what she talked about you(skin is softer than the teddy bear.) is really an Aww moment πŸ™‚

  4. Awesome awesome post this is ANi ! πŸ™‚ Yay to ME for the fabulous idea πŸ™‚
    I am really glad for you Ani. This is so much fun to read and I can imagine how excited you must be.

    Adi comes across as sucha lovely girl. you must be a proud mom, no? And that skin thingy – I’d gloat and bloat if my daughtie said that to me even if was blatantly false. And then I’d blog and talk about it every single opportunity πŸ˜›

    Go Ani! And prayers for your mission.

    • I was doing the same.. just indulging myself assuming it to be a compliment forgetting about those extra muscles around the body.. πŸ™‚ I am happy that I found what she wants.. Now, its time to hunt for the items and place it under the tree πŸ™‚

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