Sunday, December 25, 2011

Singing Rapunzel

If you asked Natalie what she wanted for Christmas, she’d always say the same thing: “Singing Rapunzel.”

We took her to see Santa and she walked boldly over to his lap, took a seat, and when he asked what she wanted him to bring her, she said without hesitation, “Singing Rapunzel.”

When Tom’s Mom came and inquired on what she hoped to receive from Santa, she replied, “Princess dresses! And Singing Rapunzel.”

On Christmas Eve Natalie told us all that she’d be getting a Singing Rapunzel because Santa wouldn’t want to make her cry.

As I tucked her into bed, Natalie rubbed her palms together and said, “I can’t wait to see my Singing Rapunzel!”

Christmas morning arrived and Natalie opened her presents from Santa. She loved all her gifts but she seemed confused. Her eyes darted around the room, looking for her special gift.

“Natalie. Here’s one more present from Santa,” Tom said, handing it over.

Natalie stared at it for a few seconds, pondering. Then she ripped the paper.

Did she get Singing Rapunzel?


“Singing Rapunzel!” she shounted, her voice full of glee. “I told you! I told you! I told you Santa would get me Singing Rapunzel!”

She immediately put her Rapunzel dress on.

“Now,” she said, “we’re twins.”

(I sort of want to hide Singing Rapunzel. One can only hear “And at last I see the lights!” a certain amount of times before one wants to chuck said doll outside.)

What was the hit gift in your home?


  1. OH! OH! I wish I had gotten one.

    I think a huge hit was the 45 of the soundtrack of Close Encounters of the Third Kind - disco remix!

    Definitely rocked out to that one.

    Lots of records exchanged.

    Socks were a delight.

    Sometimes, when I was little, batteries just magically disappeared from my singing toys...

  2. I'm so glad Santa was able to grant her the one thing she really wanted. It's harder to find that one special thing when they are bigger - but somehow I pulled it off. I was able to get my son's jersey from his football coach. I thought he might cry when he saw it. Since this is his last year in school, he never thought he'd see that jersey again.

  3. I'm glad she got her wish!! All my daughter wanted was a Barbie. That is all she would say, she was not picky about which one, she just wanted Barbie's. On Christmas eve at my parents she was a bit confused since she so clearly stated that all she wanted was a Barbie and yet got not a one. So Christmas morning when she opened up her first present and it too was not a Barbie she looked at me with a WTH look on her face. She was greatly relived to see a Barbie was her next present, and then was very happy to receive nothing but Barbies the rest of the day from my husbands family!! Enjoy your holiday week!!

  4. Natasha wanted a hula hoop. she asked me all the time for it. I found one at menards for 1.48!! I bought 2, one for each girl. (minus the girl who doesnt yet walk) they have played more with that 1.48 gift than any others they got.

  5. 5 bottles of wine from my daughter. No drinking problem at my house, it all goes down fine.

  6. How cute!

    I got a Pandora bracelet. I've wanted one for years! So exciting!

  7. Aw, that is so sweet. It is nice that we make our kids happy even if that means we go just a little bit insane.

  8. Annabelle got 45,000 La La Loopsey. ANd she is very happy about that!

    Last year was Rapunzel year for us. I've never seen a singing Rapunzel but we would probably have it otherwise:)

  9. For ViMae, it was a crown and some swirly princess dresses. For Augie, a tie between a racetrack thingy and some new Legos. My favorite is my iPad 2. Or maybe my selection of dark chocolate.

  10. Glad Santa didn't disappoint. Good luck to surviving the perfect gift :)

  11. Not a 'hit gift' but my parents got my 16 year old sister a drum. Luckily, I no longer live at home.

  12. Awwwwwwwwwwww ... I can't help but to awwwww :) What did Tommy get??

    As for my house...

    Calahan - World of Warcraft & X-Box "time" ....

    Noah - Legos!

    Nathan - Dinosaurs & Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer

    Kaedyn - GeoTracks & Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer

  13. Those Christmases with little ones are the best! Santa is now known to all our kids and it changed the magic this year. I'm so glad you got to enjoy the glee of a little one whose faith in Santa was rewarded. Whew!

  14. I am loving everyone's Christmassy photos! They make me smile.

  15. The Girl got an American Girl and The Boy got an iPod Touch.

  16. No kids around our house, so just clothes.

    Did both twins sing in harmony all day?


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