Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Confusion

Yesterday we went to Disneyland and Christmas is in full swing. This has proven to be a little confusing for Marco. First, we watched the parade where the grand finale is Santa Clause. Marco said "Look at all the toys he has!" Then after the parade he complained "I wanted a toy." So, I had to explain to him Santa is just getting all the toys ready and we have to wait until Christmas morning.

Next, we go to see Santa and tell him what Marco wants! Well, Marco came prepared. He brought his "magazine" aka Target toy ad with him. When it was his turn he pointed at Optimus Prime (or should I say Octopus Prime) on the cover. Santa took a look and said "Oh, is that a Transformer." Then Marco started talking, explaining he was the big one, telling him the name, etc. He tried to go through the rest of the Target ad with Santa, but we made him sit down just to get his picture taken. He got his candy cane and was a happy boy. I should point out that prior to seeing Santa, Marco had hold of his "magazine" since we left the house. After Santa, he was done with it. He was a man on a mission.

The rest of the evening progressed nicely. He had an agenda, wanted to go on Peter Pan, the Carousel, Small World, Trains (small and big), Buzz Lightyear, and Winnie the Pooh. We didn't go on Winnie the Pooh. He cried, but we were there late enough we decided to stay and wait for fireworks. Marco was very excited about the snow after the fireworks, although he complained a little that it wasn't real snow. He quickly fell asleep once we were in the car.

Fastforward to this morning, he wakes up and wants to know if his toy is here. I told him it isn't Christmas yet and that was not an answer he was ready to handle. And we still have 10 days to go before we start the advent calendar! This is going to be a long month.

1 comment:

jgraziano said...

We need pictures of Marco on a mission - love grandpa