Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009 is a total bummer.... or is it?!

Calder begged all month for a magic wand. That's all he wanted. He even asked Santa for it when he sat on his lap.

Last week we finally decided we better get him a magic wand. Cathi found one for two dollars at Zurchers, a store that sells crappy party goods.

Christmas morning... Calder is rummaging through his stocking and he ecstatically pulls the two dollar wand out and holds it high and proud, a large smile spread across his face.

With wand in hand, he waves it and says, "ABRACADABRA!"


He tries again. "ABRACADABRA!"


- Almost in tears, my poor, three-year-old boy looks at his wand and says in a pathetic, squeaky voice, "It's broken. Santa brought me a broken one..."

Christmas devastation. He spent the next ten minutes holding back tears and wondering why.

Fortunately, he received plenty of other toys that made up for his grumbling, yuletide disappointment.

The wand still lays on the floor where he dropped it this morning.


Calder is lying contently in bed right now and in his prayer he thanked God that Santa did not forget him.

The wand may have lost all it's magic, but Christmas did not.


Sco said...

Classic kid story! That's pretty cool that he thought he was going to change the world with that wand. Hope
you had a Merry Christmas.

Lori said...


teresa said...

That was ALMOST the saddest Christmas story I've heard this year. But then there was this song on the radio about a little boy who was trying to buy some shoes for his sick mom...

Better luck next year.

And I'm glad the magic is still alive and well chez Yospe.

brermomo said...

Reminds me of when Richard wanted to make a space ship. I got out the paper and glue. That wasn't it. I got out some wood to make a wood one. No, that wasn't good.

"I want to make a REAL space ship," he said.

"Do you know how many people work on a space ship?" I said. "Thousands. You can't just make one yourself."

He was ruined for weeks about that.

Tyler and Lyndsay said...

Don't worry Calder... there's still plenty of opportunities for magic! That's precious about his prayer :)
Kids.... gotta love them!

Tammy said...

I don't know if you'll go back and read this now that this post is a week old but Calder was so excited to take his wand to Idaho so it must still have at least some magic on it :)

Crossdressing Toad said...

How VERY cute! Kids they are much smarter than we sometimes give them credit for :)