Okay, so back in October (of course, I'm a little late sharing this story with y'all!), Mason and I were on one of our Brentwood Waffle House outings with my dad with Mason providing his usual entertainment for the entire restaurant by shoving a huge waffle down his throat, and WHO DID WE SEE!??!?! Well, SANTA CLAUS of course! Thank you. In comes this man, and I had to do a double-take, because for a split second I felt like I was 6 years old again and really, truly believed in Santa Claus! I really thought it was HIM coming in to eat himself some waffles! As he walks by our table, I say, "Look Mason! It's Santa Claus!" Mason was looking up at him with those huge, curious eyes, but even looked a little scared. My dad was also staring in complete shock. We couldn't figure out if it really was a man who plays Santa Claus, or if it was just a regular man who looks just like Santa. Or, if it was a Mr. Crazy who really thought he was Santa Claus! Well, because we kept staring in disbelief, Santa came up to our table, looked right at Mason, and said "Ho, ho, Ho!" And he whipped out a business card! Yup, it said "Mr. Santa Claus" on it, had a picture of him in a Santa suit, and had his contact information. Thank you. I am not even kidding.
Okay, but that's not the end of it. So, Mr. Santa sat down behind us and ordered himself some coffee. Well, a few minutes later I spotted ANOTHER Santa Claus in the parking lot! It reminded me of the movie "Honeymoon in Vegas" where there were all these Elvis' in Las Vegas that came in all shapes & sizes. So, here comes another Santa walking into Waffle House. I said, "Wait, it's another one!" And Santa #1 did not even acknowledge this other man and kept right on drinking his coffee. My dad and I were thinking that surely it wasn't a coincidence and that another man who happens to look like Santa Claus, too, was coming into Waffle House at that same moment.
And what did Santa #2 do? Of course he walked right by our table and set right across from Santa #1! We were the most confused. It really was the funniest sight. And the entire restaurant was laughing at them. But the waitresses just kept right on working and taking orders like it's a normal day at Waffle House for all these Santas to be eating there. Except that Santa #2 was a little bigger and less hairier. I said, "Wait, there are 2 of you!?!" and Santa #1 said, "Yup, this is my brother!" I don't know if he was kidding and did not dare ask any questions. By that point we just left them alone and try to let them enjoy their breakfast. But, of course I had to ask them for a picture before we left! Mason was still acting scared and did not really want to be in a picture with these 2 bearded me. The Santas acted a little annoyed, too. But what do they expect? And if Santa #1 really is Santa, then doesn't he need to be prepared for NOW when the lines are miles-long at all the malls for all the little children to have their picture taken with him? Thank you. Oh well. I guess we should have given him a little break since it was in October when we spotted him! But why did he really need to give us a business card!?!
Maybe next month we'll run into the Easter bunny and his brother at the Brentwood Waffle House! :)
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Our lives have not been the same since the arrival of Mason Thomas Mother's Day 2008, and now waiting on his little sister, Mallory, to arrive in Feb. 2011! We are so excited to be in the midst of a new chapter since Marc finished residency at Vandy and we moved from Nashville to Bowling Green in July 2009. Marc is beginning his 2nd year as a practicing ophthalmologist at Graves-Gilbert Clinic. I am so proud of my wonderful husband for all of his hard work and the amazing doctor he has become! After getting married March 8, 2003, we had five years of wonderful adventures before becoming parents. Whoever told us this parenting thing would be hard, come live in our household for a day! :) Thankfully, Mason makes it pretty easy for us. I am not saying that being a mommy is without it's challenges, but overall I am one happy, well rested momma! I gave up my job as a sociology professor at Lipscomb University to hang out with my sweet baby boy and watch him grow every single day. Through the heartache of three miscarriages, I feel it is my ministry in life to reach out to other women who are going through similar experiences. Even through the pain of miscarriage, we are walking examples of how God CAN provide! We are truly thankful. I would love to hear your story and share mine with you. It may be the greatest pain we ever endure, but God's plans lead us to the biggest blessings we could ever receive. Our nightly prayer... Thank you, Jesus, for Baby Mason & Baby Mallory!