A Little Something Extra

Friday, December 21, 2007

Our little parrot

Nathan is in the stage where he frequently just mimics what we say. Cute sometimes... dangerous sometimes. Tonight it was simply hilarious. There's a tradition in Neenah where a firetruck drives all the streets of Neenah followed by a truck towing a decorated flatbed with Santa. Santa talks to all the children on his microphone, there's Christmas music blaring from speakers, and everyone goes outside to watch this (Mark has fond memories from his childhood).

Mark carried Nathan outside to watch this spectacle. It was quite fun. But Nathan has never heard of or seen Santa before. He was just watching all this in wide-eyed wonder. He had the same sort of bewildered look on his face as they came back in the house. I said to Mark, "Nathan's probably thinking, 'What in the world was that?'" Nathan was heading into his playroom and he said, "What in the world was that?"

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