I didn’t want Sam to get up in the night before Santa had finished putting his toys out and I wanted to see his reaction so I put him in bed with me on Christmas Eve. During the night Sawyer ended up in bed with us and about 6:30 Baxley got in bed with us. Sam woke up (with all 5 of us in the bed) and this conversation happened:
Sam: Santa didn’t come
E: What do you mean
Sam: You told me if I stayed in bed all night Santa would come and he didn’t!
E: How do you know he didn’t come?
Sam: Because I didn’t hear him
E: Well you got a lot of toys at Nonna’s last night it will be okay.
Sam: Yeah it’s okay
E: There’s always next year
Sam: Yeah there’s always next year…puts his head back on the pillow, a few seconds of silence…it sure is a long time until next year Dad
Me: (I can’t take it) Let’s just go look and see if maybe he did come