I prepped the kids for at least two weeks before we went to see Santa on Friday night. I thought I knew what they would ask the big guy to bring them. See - I made the mistake of setting it up so that each year the kids asked Santa for the one thing they wanted most, and I made sure they got it. In the past it's always been easy to obtain items for the most part.
This year the Chef asked for art supplies. Lady Bug wants an electric guitar. TNT took my suggestion and asked Santa for a surprise ( because "Santa" found a screaming deal on a huge, soft Teddy Bear so this works perfectly). Last but not least was Monkey Pants who was saying for weeks, and being encouraged by mommy, to ask for a Silvermist Doll - said Silvermist doll being already purchased and well hidden.
Well last night Monkey Pants informs me, very seriously, that she asked for a BLUE go go puppy, and that Santa is magic and can do anything. GREAT... okay... So here's my plan; said Go Go puppy is going to be smuggled to work with mom on Friday after I drop the kids off at Daycare. Grandma and I are going to get a misting bottle and some pretty blue Rit Dye. We'll mist down the doggy and fluff with an ionic hair dryer on a cool setting. Then a big blue satin ribbon tied around it's little electronic neck and Voila... Blue Go Go Walking Puppy.
Whew... the things we'll go through for our kids. I'm bringing a teddy bear from the house this week to practice my misting technique on before I try my hand at coloring her Santa gift. Wish me luck!