Thursday, December 20, 2007

Cutest. Letter. Ever.

WITH SPIKES (referring to the green toy, not the loving of Santa)
FROM BUBBA (not his actual name, for the record, LOL)


Ahhh, yes. What we have here is a rare form of the surprise, last minute, singular heart's desire Christmas gift, presented in its most heartrending form.

You see, Santa had BubTar's Christmas all figured out and ready to be packed into the sleigh. But yesterday, BubTar went to visit Santa and the single solitary item he asked for was this. A Lego action figure that costs roughly $10. After months of crowing about this or that expensive toy, when the moment of truth came, he chose only one small toy. Lest, you think it was a mistake, that perhaps his mind went blank while talking with the Big Guy, he came right home and wrote this letter all on his own. The cutest letter Santa has ever seen, no less. Backwards letters, misspelled YOU's, a stream of consciousness vibe, written of his own accord, only occasionally asking me to spell a specific word. The whole five year old package. Sigh. Santa cannot resist that level of Cute.

And because Santa's elves are done making toys for the year, the shop now cleared for the end of the season Eggnog Kegger (yes, in the North Pole there are kegs of eggnog), Santa went out to his (or her) local shopping center to find this invaluable toy. Santa discovered that this Lego line was the hot toy LAST year, therefore it has been replaced on store shelves. This toy is the White Whale. After several stops and one ALMOST FOUND IT! moment, Santa resigned himself (or herself) to the fact that it cannot be found in person. And so he (or she) decided to check, and it was found. Miraculously, there is was. However, it is Thursday the 20th. To ensure its arrival before the big day, one day shipping must be selected. One day shipping on a $10 item is $17.99. 17.99 just for the shipping! Double the cost of the item, solely for shipping.

But the letter, oh, the letter. Santa can't resist that level of cute. And it is such a small, unassuming request. The toy will be here come rain or 200% shipping costs. Sigh.

This is what Santa gets for being smug about finishing his (or her) shopping early this year.

And yes, for everyone who asked, the last three years have been with the same Santa. He's a good Santa, he's even in the Santa's Union. I didn't know they had a union, but they do. That first one of BubTar was taken elsewhere, thus, different Santa.

ETA: Santa continued to make phone calls and found it in a store. Last one. It is being held for Santa's mom to retrieve today. Victory photo will be posted once it is safely in hand. ;)


Anonymous said...

Awwww....what a little heartbreaker. I'm with Santa, that level of cute cannot be denied.

Anonymous said...

awww that is the cutest thing ever!

Becca said...

That was adorable! I can see how it was impossible to resist!

Beck said...

That is the most perfect Santa I have ever seen.
My Boy pulled that, too, switching gears at the last minute to ask for the pricy Lego Fireboat. Not going to happen, kid. (he'll love the surprise that Santa is bringing him...)

Mad said...

That is pretty darn cute.

For Miss M, it's a Ballerina Barbie. She decided last week that's what she wants and she's been sticking to her guns ever since. She even told the jolly fat man at day care this morning so I guess it's in the bag. ($5.98 at the grocery store. Phew.)

Amy said...

That is the sweetest!! How could Santa resist. Glad to hear Santa could oblige :)

Janet said...

See? This is the whole problem with Santa and his 'voo doo magic.'

He's such a freakin' show off.

But how could you resist the unbearable cuteness of that letter? I couldn't.

Aliki2006 said...

Ah ha!!! You have validated my reasons for waiting until the last moment to finish the shopping...

metro mama said...

Cakes' favourite gift ever is a $10 plastic piece of crap. Go figure.

Maddy said...

The letters with the 'errors' are far more fun, at least they are from my perspective.
Best wishes

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Kristin said...

I LOVE it!!! And I love that Santa doesn't have to pay that for shipping. Go Santa! Go Santa! Woo!

By the way, I typo'd Santa at first and it came out Satan. Hmm.

flutter said...

I love that Santa letter!

Julie Pippert said...

It's AWFULLY cute, as are your kids, and that photo.


Today I saw Patience's letter that she wrote in school.

She asked Santa to send her sister some patience so that she could "SETTLE DOWN just a little."

The teacher and I laughed until we cried.

I probably say settle down to Persistence 8 billion times a day.

Using My Words

Girlplustwo said...

i love a good victory.

and to all, a good night.

~aj~ said...

That Santa is a resourceful fellow...uh, I mean female.

The letter is the best. You must save it to share with his future wife and children. I love it!

Junie's Blog said...

Victory is yours!!! That is one awesome letter!

Chrissy said...

That is so precious. Of course he had to pick something that was hard to find! What a sweet mom you are to search high and low for it. My youngest has her heart set on a Jack-in-the-box, but I'm sorry to say Santa didn't know about it when he made her toys. She'll only be getting one if they have them at Target tomorrow.

moplans said...

SO excited for the update. Shipping that costs double is ridiculous but I can see how you, I mean Santa, could not resist!

Run ANC said...

I had to do the same thing to get my husband a unfindable CD.

That letter is aces. Happy Holidays!

Family Adventure said...

Perfectly adorable. I'm glad Santa's mom was able to pick it up.

Heidi :)

PJ said...

WHew! Santa's Mom went to a lot of trouble for that toy!! I know what you mean about getting it no matter. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.......A LETTER LIKE THAT ONE gets put on the cover page of this Year's Christmas Scrapbook !! It's a keeper!

Mimi said...

That is the cutest letter ever. Great story, Kyla.

Sarah said...

Great picture with Santa.

Karianna said...

Oh, this sweetness has made my day!

Congrats on being Super-Santa...

kittenpie said...

Mine pulled a bit of a surprise, too, suddenly asking Santa for a couple of puppies (stuffed) and a couple of ponies (My Little). They are smallish items, stocking stuffer-ready, and since Santa does stockings at our house, I did run out to accommodate it, too. It's so sweet when their heart's desires are so easily give-able.

And hey, he *could* be named Bubba! You are from the south, right?

carrie said...

That is the cutest letter EVER!

And -- I totally feel your pain. I paid a crazy and unmentionable amount for a Bumblebee Transformer on eBay. Ridiculous, I tell ya. Oh well, it will be worth it when I see his face when he opens it!