A Heart-to-Heart Conversation With My 8 Year-Old About Santa Claus

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My kids constantly surprise me with the things they say and do. Sometimes I just have to sit back and take it all in.  One of those types of conversations happened between me and my 8 year old daughter recently. I felt like I was being interrogated in a court room over the existence of Santa Claus.  See for yourself…

Daughter:  Dad, how does Santa Claus deliver all of those toys to every kid on Christmas?  He can’t be in all of those countries at once!

Me:  It’s Christmas magic.

Daughter:  No, magic isn’t real daddy. I’m starting to think that Santa Claus isnt’ real.

Me: Of course he’s real!  Haven’t you seen him at the mall talking to kids?

Daughter:  That’s not the real Santa Claus.  He’s just a regular man in a Santa costume.  Do you really think that he can fit down every chimney in the world?  Look how wiggly his belly is!

Me:  Santa has helpers that talk to the kids before Christmas to find out how many of each toy he needs to make.

Daughter:  Here’s what I think, daddy.  You and mommy are really Santa Claus. After we go to bed, you go to the store, buy all of the toys, put them together before we wake up, and pretend that Santa Claus delivered them

Me:  Uhhhh, that’s just crazy talk…..

 

5 Amazing Blogs You Have To Visit

5 Amazing Blogs You Have To Visit

Since starting blogging in November of 2015, I have found many new blogs and met many interesting bloggers.  Today, I’d like to share several of my favorites:

Dad and Buried – Dad and Buried is run by Mike, a thirty-something dad who puts a humorous spin on life as a dad.   Definitely one to check out.  You can tweet him @DadandBuried

FabYOUlous Life – Of course I have to give a shout out to the blogger who nominated me for the Liebster Award!  Melissa runs FabYoulous Life from the beautiful state of Colorado. Please please PLEASE check out her blog and tell her @goaskyourdaddy sent you her way. You can tweet Melissa @FabYOUlousLife

For the Love To – For the Love To is run by Iveth out of NYC. Her blog is always interesting and I am always excited to see what posts she adds to the weekly link up here at Go Ask Your Daddy – the Pleasantly Parenting Linky Party (Every Monday @ 8:00 p.m. Eastern).  Iveth blogs about parenting lifestyle, product reviews, and travel.  Check out her blog and be sure to join her weekly link up “A Little Bit of Everything” every Wednesday! Tweet Iveth @fortheloveto!

Girl About Town Dayton – As a local to the Dayton area who has lived here for just over ten years, I have come to appreciate finding new and exciting things to do in this area.  Lauren runs Girl About Town Dayton and does an excellent job providing the best of all there is to do in this area.  I especially like her restaurant reviews as my wife and I are always looking to try new and exciting places to eat.  Go ahead and visit Girl About Town Dayton today!  You can tweet her @girlaboutdayton

That Dad Blog – Alan is a dad of 6 kids and runs one of the funniest blogs I’ve ever read.   The work he does with Photoshop is AMAZING!  I love his real-life Elf on the Shelf pictures he creates with his baby.  You HAVE to check him out!  You will love it!  You can follow That Dad Blog on Facebook.

I’ll make it a goal of mine to review 5 blogs a month.  If I haven’t mentioned your blog yet and you would like to be just email me and I’ll check it out.  I really want to feature parenting, travel, local, marriage blogs as that is the primary traffic I get here at Go Ask Your Daddy.

10 Funny Parenting Quotes

10 Funny Parenting Quotes

 

“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.”

– Erma Bombeck

 

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”
― Franklin P. Adams

 

“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.”

― P.J. O’Rourke

 

“Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.”
― Phyllis Diller

 

“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”
– Lane Olinghouse 

 

“I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.”

– Reese Witherspoon 

 

“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.”
– Leo Burke

 

“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.”

– Buddy Hackett

 

“If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says, ‘keep away from children.’”

– Susan Savannah

 

“A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.”

– Jerry Seinfeld

30 Day Blogging Challenge

30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 15

I’ve missed a few days blogging due to a very busy weekend.  I’m now back at the keyboard this evening to continue my 30 Day Blogging Challenge.  For a list all of the blog topics for the 30 days, see my original post, 30 Day Blogging Challenge.  Here’s the next post topic…

If you could spend 15 minutes with any celebrity, who would it be and why?

This is a very tough question as there are so many celebrities I would be interested in meeting and interviewing. If I only had 15 minutes, I think I’d like to meet comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Why? He’s seems like such a down-to-earth type of comedian who is very approachable. I’d like to pitch him my list of self-made redneck jokes such as:

  • If you’re senior prom involved the words “scattered,” “smothered,” or “covered,” ….
  • If your grandmother left you her “prized Tupperware” collection, ….
  • If the front porch to your trailer used to be the bed of your pickup truck, …. (True story: I saw this on a trailer in my hometown of Rome, GA)
  • If you cancel your wedding to go muddin’ at the rodeo, ….
  • If a pack of Camels are involved in a poker wager, ….
  • If you play fart pranks at Walmart and nobody notices, ….
  • If the main directions to your church involve hangin’ a left at the Dollar General, ….
  • If you think a selfie involves a bottle of lotion and a girlie magazine,….
  • If your teacher asks what “abbreviated” means and you tell the story about your dad’s DUI, ….
  • Redneck Dictionary word: Umbilical: The fact that Adam and Eve never ate of the forbidden fruit is umbilical.
  • Redneck Dictionary word: Twerk: Ya’ll need to finish up your beers and get back twerk.
10 Inspirational Quotes Every Daddy Needs To Read

10 Inspirational Quotes Every Daddy Needs To Read

 

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Author Robert Fulghum

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Anne Geddes

“Having children is like living in a frat house—nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” – Ray Romano

“My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.” – Pete Rose

“When you have kids, there’s no such thing as quality time. There’s just time. There’s no, ‘Ooh, his graduation’s better than going to the mall.’ It’s all kind of equal. Changing her diaper and her winning a contest — it’s all good.” – Chris Rock

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” – Billy Graham

“A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God?” – Stephen Colbert

“There are three stages of a man’s life:
he believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus,
he is Santa Claus.” unknown

 

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