Button your lip, Conner.

November 25, 2010


So, in keeping with last year’s Thanksgiving tradition, I have a cold. (Everyone in Nebraska has one, so it’s no big surprise.) Food was made, but it was sub-par.

Let’s back up in time to Tuesday. I decided to take some non-drowsy cold medicine, and couldn’t figure out why I was so groggy all morning. Later I found out that I had mistakenly taken the nighttime stuff. It wasn’t so bad, though – nothing the children did bothered me at all.

I came out of my haze at breakfast to a conversation that I feel is important to pass along to you. The children were talking about Christmas coming.

Austin: “He lives in a cloud and he always watches you.”

Madison: “That’s not true. He lives at the North Pole.”

Austin: “He’s really real. He watches you every. time.”

Conner: “Guess what? My dad used to work for Santa, and he has a lot of secrets, and I know them.”

Madison: “Can you tell us?”

Conner: “No. I can’t tell no one. It’s a secret. If I tell you guys, Santa will be mad.”

I chuckled in my medicated haze. I’m sure there was more, but I don’t want to get Conner in trouble with The Man In The Cloud.

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5 Responses to “Button your lip, Conner.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Thinking about Santa watching all the time makes me hear “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” in minor in my head. Just look at the sinister lyrics:

    You better watch out
    You better not cry
    Better not pout
    I’m telling you why
    Santa Claus is coming to town


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Oh my gosh!!! Is Connor’s dad this guy?



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