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Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Merry Christmas Tree"

When my son was two, his greeting at Christmas was "Merry Christmas Tree." We kept trying to get him to just say, "Merry Christmas." You know how that worked out. Finally, we just let it go, much to the delight of friends and complete and total strangers who were wished a "Merry Christmas Tree."

Explanations don't last the year at this age. So, next Christmas Season, he asked about Christmas. I explained celebrating baby Jesus birthday. From shortly after Thanksgiving until New Year's Day, we had to sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus at each meal of the day. It was trying, to say the least. How could a parent say, "No" to this sweet-faced child who finally said "Merry Christmas."

Your turn
Share some Christmas cuteness of your small child. Make me smile.


  1. ok Merry Christmas Tree is funny...but singing Happy Birthday to Jesus?!?!?!? oh that cracked me right up...and i can only imagine how trying it would get. but what a gorgeous memory and out of the mouths of babes eh?

    thanks for sharing! your friend,

  2. Cute:)
    I can't think of anything with my kids....they were always trying to make me admit that Santa wasn't real via twin " entrapment techniques" but they really didn't want that to be true so I played innocent. That was their focus, despite Catholic school........


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