My Kids Make Me Laugh – Reindeer Cars

My Kids Make Me Laugh ChristmasIt’s a Christmas themed edition of My Kids Make Me Laugh this week.

Why not?  It’s only two tiny weeks until “the big day.”

This week, I’m writing about reindeer cars.

I have no idea if these are actually a nation-wide phenomenon or just something local.  Personally, I don’t understand how they could possibly work if you live where there is ice and snow.  Around here, they just get rain-soaked.

Reindeer Car?

It’s a big poofy red nose that goes on the front of your car with two giant brown antlers that attach on each side via the window.  All the parts are made of fabric and stuffed with fluff.  It takes about two minutes to install the whole thing.

(here’s the Amazon link with my associate code if you’re wondering what it looks like)

In car line yesterday, I noticed about a third of the cars are sporting a red shiny nose and a set of brown antlers.  So did the kids.

(by the way, there is apparently an entire industry of “car costume” suppliers.  who knew?)

GoGo:  Mommy, where is OUR reindeer stuff?  I want it on the car!

Me:  It’s in the garage from last year.  I didn’t think you wanted it.

(ok, that was a fib.  it was safe to assume that he wanted it, but i just didn’t want to mess with installing the thing.  and the garage smells like rats.  ewww.)

GoGo:  Mommy, I want you to install it tomorrow while I am in school so you can surprise me.

Me:  I’ll put it on my list, but I can’t promise it will happen.

(i love that he tells me what to do so i can “surprise” him.)

Today, I actually braved the garage.  Hubby promises me there are no actual living rats in the garage any more.  It’s not a big comfort, but I will go in there for something important.

I found the nose.

I found ONE antler.

After five minutes of searching, I thought I heard something rat-like so I left the garage.

You can imagine what happened when I picked them up from school.

GoGo:  Mommy.  Where is my surprise?  I was expecting reindeer car.

Me:  Sweetie, I could only find one antler.  I didn’t think you wanted the car to be a DOE.

Watty:  That’s right!  Rudolph is a buck not a doe!

(there are a few benefits to them being exposed to deer hunting.  apparently, this is one of them.)

GoGo:  Well…

Me:  Yes?

GoGo:  Can we put the one antler in the middle and have a UNICORN CAR?

What followed was a five minute debate between my children.  They tried to decide what was imaginary versus real – the unicorn, the flying reindeer, or the hybrid unicorn reindeer.

After the facts had been presented (“reindeer are a real animal in a science book” and “I’ve seen a picture of a flying horse”) they decided that the animals were all real.

Then they tried to decide what was cooler.

Watty:  A flying unicorn is way cooler than a flying reindeer!

GoGo:  No way.  Unicorns are all girls.

Watty:  You know what’s coolest?  Dragons.

(wait…. unicorns are girls?  where did that come from?  and when did dragons become Christmas animals that work for Santa?  i’m so confused.)

In the end, they decided that they didn’t need me to surprise them with a flying unicorn car.  I’m pretty relieved, because I really couldn’t figure out how the red nose and the unicorn horn were going to work together.

And perhaps they really do still believe in Santa.

How have your kids made you laugh today?

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://thishappymom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC_0036.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination  for eggs, socks, and books.  She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family.  She serves an amazing God.   She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder. [/author_info] [/author]

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I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. What followed was a five minute debate between my children. They tried to decide what was imaginary versus real – the unicorn, the flying reindeer, or the hybrid unicorn reindeer.

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