Meeting Santa

I want to relate a quick story about the ward Christmas party.   I forgot to mention it before.  I have discovered that Grace, Kayla’s friend is out to sabotage Kayla’s Christmas! 🙂  Just Kidding.  But it was so funny!  The ward Christmas party was a breakfast in the morning.  We ate yummy food, then they had a really cute program and then, of course, Santa came.  They didn’t have the kids all line up to sit on his lap like they have done in years past.  Instead, they gathered all the kids into a circle around Santa’s feet and Santa talked to them about all the symbolism of Christmas.  He had a “goody” bag with an example of each thing in it.  Like a star, a wreath, a candy cane, etc.  It was really great.  Kayla, Grace and Garion ended up on the floor right at Santa’s feet.  Kayla was touching his boots.  She sat in rapture awe of Santa the whole time!  I wish I had my camera to take her picture with her head back and mouth open and smiling at the same time as she stared at him!  Anyway, just after he sat down, it got really quiet as everyone waited for him to begin.  Just as it got quiet, Grace says to him “Santa!  Kayla has been mean to me!!”  Santa was very surprised by this declaration.  He was quite speechless actually. 🙂  He mumbled something I didn’t quite hear because I was laughing so hard and then went on with the program.  The funny thing was that Kayla had been really nice to Grace that day.  When they play, they argue on and off, but nothing unusual.  The only thing I can figure is that Grace must think that if she rats Kayla out, she will get more gifts!  The best part of the whole thing was that Kayla didn’t do anything more then smile shyly at him and look down for a second.  She looked so guilty!  Hopefully Santa will know she has been nice and not naughty and put more in her stocking than coal!