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06 December 2010 @ 06:43 pm
24 Gifts Of 2010 - Day Six - The Cohens +2  
Another cute one... I think it's cute, anyway...

"Is uncle Seth crazy?"

Sophie Rose was rolling her eyes at her brother Seth's antics, gushing about all the presents Santa was going to bring, when she felt a tug on the pocket of her robe and looked down to see her niece, Lily, looking up at her with a furrow between her eyes that made her look so much like Ryan that Sophie Rose wanted to laugh. "What's up, Lily-bean?" she asked, crouching down and tickling the bridge of Lily's nose to make the five year-old giggle.

"Is uncle Seth crazy?"

Sophie Rose looked up at her brother who was still gushing about Santa. "Yes, but why do you ask?"

"Because," Lily said, leaning in close as though to divulge a secret. "He's a grown up like Daddy, he should know that Santa isn't real."

"What makes you think Santa isn't real?" Sophie Rose asked.

Lily rolled her eyes, sighing. "Because, nobody can fit themselves and a bag of presents down a chimney without making a big mess on the carpet!" she said. "And Santa's suppose to be really big around the middle, and he'd never fit down the chimney at all! And what about apartments that don't have fireplaces? Daddy and I don't have one, but there's always presents under the tree! So Santa isn't real, and Mommies and Daddies, and Grandmas and Grandpas, and Uncles and Aunts buy the presents. It's obvious!"

Sophie Rose looked up to see Seth watching, slack jawed, while Sandy and Kirsten looked amused and Ryan tried not to laugh. "Did you figure out our secret all by yourself?" she asked Lily.

"Uh-huh," Lily said proudly. "I asked Daddy and he told me the truth, but I'm not allowed to tell the other kids because it might make them sad. I still like the story, though."

"You are way too smart for all of our own goods," Sophie Rose teased. "Why don't you go give your uncle a hug so he won't feel so bad for being silly?" she suggested.

"Okay!" Lily said, turning and running to throw her arms around Seth's legs. "I still love you, Uncle Seth, even if you are crazy!"

"Uh... thanks?" Seth said.

"She seriously came up with all that herself?" Sandy asked Ryan.

"Yup. Last year, when Taylor bought her hair ribbons instead of Legos and labeled them 'From Santa', she kinda got the idea that either Santa's an idiot, or Santa isn't real. So then she started figuring all the stuff about not fitting down the chimney out," Ryan said, chuckling. "She built a scale model of a chimney using her Legos and a Barbie for size reference, and discovered that Barbie could not fit."

Kirsten covered her mouth with her hand to try to muffle the laughter, while Sandy just let his out, bending to scoop Lily up in his arms. "You are one smart kid," he told her.

The End
indigorayneindigorayne on December 7th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
Ha, that sounds like Ryan's kid. ;)
finleefinlee on December 7th, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)
Yes, uncle Seth is crazy and Lily is awesome!