December 05, 2006

Santa's Watching

"Uncle Joe! Try to catch me! Chase me, Uncle Joe!!!"

I looked at my cousin's four year old who was riding her bike, and shook my head. "No. You don't look where you're going when I chase you. You rode into the street without looking! I'm not chasing you."

She looked crushed. "PLEEEEAAASSE?!"

Being the hardass that I am, I refused to relent. "No. You might hit your grandma's car, or roll out into the street. I know you'll just watch me, and not where you're going."

"Please... I'll watch where I'm going?!"

Keeping up with the hardass theme, I said, "Okay... but you best watch where you're going. Serious. Don't you dare go out into the road..."

So she slowly rides past me, grinning, and I jump at her to start chasing her. Looking over her shoulder, she lurches to the left, and does what I feared... SMAACK!!! Right into Grandma's car... a nice scratch.

"You made me hit Grandma's car!"

"I think Santa saw that... you lied to me, and hit your grandma's car. I hope you've been good for most of the year. I'm thinking he's mad, now."

Gott, I love this time of year...

Posted by That 1 Guy at December 5, 2006 05:23 PM | TrackBack
Comments're such a hardass...gave in without a whimper.

Posted by: drc at December 5, 2006 05:42 PM

Meanie. Santa's not going to bring you anything.

Posted by: sticks at December 5, 2006 06:07 PM

The Santa shtick works wonders starting mid November.

Posted by: Contagion at December 5, 2006 06:23 PM

You've learned well from the master - AW. She is the QUEEN of that!!

Posted by: Tammi at December 5, 2006 06:52 PM

Good one. We went to the same Uncle School. Heheheheh.

Posted by: Jerry at December 5, 2006 08:16 PM

Hehehehe.....not as bad as smacking your head on the ground after being flipped upside down, but it leaves a more permanant mark! Steffen doesn't really experience the neck trauma he used to. J/K Way to go uncle Joe!

Posted by: leggerman at December 5, 2006 09:44 PM

Tell her that for 20 bucks I'll have my thugs threaten to break Santa's kneecaps unless he puts her back on the nice list.

Posted by: Harvey at December 5, 2006 10:06 PM

You shoulda whipped out the shovel...That'll make an impression.


Posted by: Yabu at December 5, 2006 10:18 PM

Sheesh. But I can see myself saying the same thing to my Uncle....

Posted by: Carmen at December 6, 2006 04:33 PM

I have a feeling you'll be hearing her side of that story from her for years!

"Sweetie, why do you have that scar on your forehead?"

"Uncle Joe chased me into my grandma's car!"


Posted by: Sissy at December 6, 2006 10:57 PM