Sunday, December 25, 2011

Busted on Christmas Eve - Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Compliments of
The Vintage Cottage

This is my contribution for Randy Seaver's SNGF - Being Santa Claus.

The mission:

1) Tell us your favorite memory of "being Santa Claus." Have you ever put on the red suit? Were you Santa Claus to your children or grandchildren? Did you bring gifts to people out of the love in your heart?

2) Tell us in a comment to this blog post, in your own blog post, in a Facebook status or a Google Plus stream post.


Most parents are familiar with the Christmas Eve ritual of putting together Santa's gifts on Christmas Eve. Our family is no different. Except I also wrap the stocking stuffers and a gift from Santa in wrapping paper different from that of the rest of the family. On this particular year, our youngest was maybe 3. Definitely young enough to really believe in Santa Claus. The children were tucked all snug in their beds and I had Santa gifts spread all over the living room floor for assembly and special wrapping treatment. It looked just like Santa's workshop.

All of a sudden this tiny voice behind me spoke! This "Santa" freaked out and froze. I was caught. Red handed. I don't remember why she was out of bed but Husband was a quick thinker swooping her up and flying up the stairs and out of sight with our little darling. Apparently she was sleep walking (for the first time), wasn't coherent and had no memory of the incident in the morning. Whew!!! Santa was off the hook and a merry Christmas was had by all.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday season!

© 2011, copyright Michelle Goodrum


  1. What a great story!! Smiling! Merry Christmas.

  2. What a fun Christmas story!! Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas.

  3. Just found your blog. I will be reading your upcoming organizing series.

    Just read this post and had to chime in on my boo-boo. When one of my kids was about 10 years old, I think it was my son, noticed that I wrapped my normal presents with the same wrapping paper that Santa used....Totally busted. I very quickly stated "that's what so cool about Santa, he uses the same paper that mom's use so that he can keep straight who gets what." Totally lame, but he bought it.

    Great posting and glad to find you.

  4. Deborah, I'm glad you're here! Sounds like you had a good comeback if your son bought it! I never questioned the wrapping paper thing but I just kept wondering...