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Friday, December 1, 2017

Starting It Right

The Season has begun . . .

A few years ago, my Husby, a slightly Santa-esque man, was asked to play Santa Claus at a local party.
He discovered that he loved it.
The rest of us discovered that he was very good at it.
A new career was born.
He offered to pay for the materials for a, to put it into his words, nice suit.
I complied.
The next Christmas, he asked if I would be willing to make myself a matching 'Mrs. Santa' outfit.
After a bit of head-scratching and a trip to the fabric store, I again did as he requested.
Mrs. Santa appeared.
And the two of us have had fun with it ever since.
Each year, our portrayal of the famous couple gets a little more . . . detailed.
Three years ago, he began to grow out his hair. 
In August. (Now he sports his 'Santa' beard year round!)
Then we made a trip to the hairdresser to get him, and myself, dyed white.
Oh, the sacrifices he makes!
The breathing apparatus and nose plugs were his idea!
Definitely lighter . . .



But the rewards are incalculable.









Wish you were here!

14 comments:

  1. You two are perfect as mr and mrs S. Claus...you know what would be lovely....a video of the two of you in action.

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  2. Wish I were there too. You two make the perfect Mr. and Mrs. Claus. And I love that you get as much as you give. Perfect holiday balance.

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    1. We simply love doing it. The hours get long sometimes, but the work is sooo worth it!

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  3. You two look adorable! Wish I didn't live in CT or I'd come visit.

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  4. How cool! You guys look great!

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  5. You two are very authentic looking . . . and I remember from last year's posts that you are authentic behaving, too. It's important for kids to believe in the goodness of Santa and the Mrs., and sometimes - as you've written elsewhere - that goodness can save a child from despair. Jingle on, Diane and Husby.

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    1. I absolutely agree, Jenny! They have to have that firm footing of 'goodness' somewhere!

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  6. You both look fabulous. Just think, as time goes by, you won't have to bother with the white dye. I wonder how many of those little ones brag about living with Santa?

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    1. We use less every year! They tell their friends and their friends just gape in disbelief. :O

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