Listening to: Sting
Reading: The Polar Express
Writing About: Santa, again!
The Set Up
Tonight I read The Polar Express to the Kids.
It ends with that classic line about
Hearing the bell if you still believe
(in Santa Clause…I hate him now)
“Daddy isn’t going to hear a bell”
“Yeah, Daddy doesn’t believe in Santa”
Do You See What Happened There?
Why was it:
“Daddy doesn’t believe”
“Daddy told us the truth, Santa isn’t real”
So now I am in a father-faith crisis.
Don’t I determine what is true,
then tell them?
So, I wrote some more haikus.
I am sure this will get tiresome, eventually
The Polar Express
Left the house, Dad not on board
Hey, Kids! Come back here!
Bells are for Believers
Jay and Anna heard
But Daddy doesn’t believe
No gifts for Daddy
Hormones in the milk?
Sucka, when did you turn 12?
I’m the boss in here!
Nobody’s Talking About Mommy
(And Mommy Ain’t Talkin Either!)
Well, Fine. Daddy’s out.
Silent, Mom watched it happen.
Is she getting gifts?
Dad’s Humbling Revelation
It’s a scary thought:
“You decide what to believe”
I could just tell you ! ?
Now, I’m just a guide
I thought I was the driver.
God, lead them to Truth!
Maybe the kids will pray for me before bed tonight!
“Dear Santa, please bring Daddy faith!”