“Oh, I’m so nervous!” Gracie squealed.


“Why? What’s wrong, Gracie?” said Bean.


“This is my first Christmas,” Gracie said. “What if we go into the living room and Santa didn’t leave me any presents?”

“Well,” said Bean. “Have you been naughty or nice this year? Santa only leaves presents for nice kids. Is you a nice kid, Gracie?”


“I just don’t know! I mean, I did cry for about four months straight when I was first born.”

“Oh, yeah,” said Bean. “I remember that. You were awful, Gracie! No one slept for weeks! I bet you even kept Santa awake in the North Pole. I bet you get dropped to the Naughty List right away if your crying wakes up Santa Claus.”


“Oh no!!!” cried Gracie. “But later I stopped crying and I started laughing and being cute and all. I think Mom and Dad totally bought it. Plus, now I sleep thirteen hours at night straight! That’s got to get me on some kind of Nice List, right???? RIGHT, BEAN?????”

“I don’t know, Gracie. This doesn’t sound good.”

“Oh no!” she shrieked.

“It’s okay, Gracie. I know what we can do.  I can help you.”


“What??? What can I do, Bean??? I’ve got to get on the Nice List!”

“Well, you’re going to have to ask Mom to help you.”

“How can she help me? Isn’t this a Santa thing?”

“Yes, but mom’s have the ability to appeal to Santa on behalf of their kids. So, you’re going to have to ask Mom to call Santa and tell him that you should be on the Nice List this year. It’s your only hope.”

“Okay, yeah! Yes! I can do that! Mom’ll help me! She knows I’m really a good girl!”

“Go ahead and ask her then. I’ll give you some privacy…”


“Okay, thanks,” said Gracie. Then she cleared her throat. “Ahem… Mommy? Do you think that you could, uh, call Santa for me?”

“Call Santa?” I said. “And say what, Gracie?”

“And tell him that I’m a good girl and should be on the Nice List?”

“Hmmm…” I said. “You think you should be on the Nice List, huh?”

“Uhhh…yeah. D-D-Don’t you, Mommy?”




“Okay, fine,” I said. “I’ll call him and tell him what a sweet little Puffalump you are. I’m sure he’ll add you to the Nice List and that you’ll find plenty of gifts under the Christmas tree for you.”

“Whew!” said Gracie. “Thanks, Mom!”

“No problem.”

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  1. jamie

    do tell how you come up with these great posts of pictures and conversations because they are fabulous. every single post is my favorite, but these are at the top of the list of fans….

  2. Good for you Gracie girl for coming around! Little Man almost made the naughty list with his tantrums this year, but I think Santa knew how sweet he is when he’s in a good mood!

  3. These are my FAVORITE posts!! They always bring a smile to my face. And during a week where my 10 month old has been getting us up at 4:30 just to get up and get ready for work at 6:oo, that’s saying a lot! Thank you!

  4. Oh my! This is so funny!!
    Can’t stop laughing!

  5. These posts are the best!

  6. Megan

    You have THE most adorable kids.

  7. Jen

    HA! Their facial expressions are priceless!

  8. Elizabeth

    I also adore the Disney Princess placemats…for both kids!

  9. OH MY WORD! I love these conversations! How do you even come up with them? They’re hilarious.

  10. Love this conversation 🙂 And your blue wall!!

  11. Kat

    I love these posts! They kids are so cute and your narration is HILARIOUS 🙂

  12. Aoife

    I love your little picture stories!

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