My aunt and Uncle picked up this great new ornament for us for our Christmas Tree. Since Allison and I kayak we do enjoy Christmas ornaments like this one. We even incorporated kayaks into our custom wedding cake topper. Makes me want to get back out on the water very soon.
I’m dragging crazy butt today. Eva was up at 2:45am and that means that we have been up since that time too. But, we wouldn’t change these moments for anything. The time we spend together even if it is super early in the morning, she still says the cutest things then as well. I’m just feeling very fortunate to have her in our lives.
Tonight we watched Rudolph together. Have you ever really watched that as an adult? Santa is a real jerk early on in the movie and he only gets jolly once he gets fat. Seriously, I think that when Mrs. Claus is nagging him to eat she nails it on the head, “No one likes a skinny Santa!” So because no one likes him skinny he compensates by being more of a jerk to everyone.
He’s simply horrible to Rudolph. When Rudolph’s fake nose comes off after Rudolph shows he is the best flyer of all the fawns Santa tells his reindeer Dunder/Donder (real name was not Donner originally) that he (Donner) should be ashamed of himself. That is a terrible thing for Santa to say. Santa also blows off the elves when they try and sing him a song. Santa says something disparaging and then leaves.
But this all changes when Santa needs something from Rudolph. Later he is right on jolly once Mrs. Claus fattens him up. I’m not sure what message this movie is really trying to send but seeing it now I’m not so sure it is the best one for kids. It basically says: If you are different people will accept you only if they need you as a last resort. I expected more from Santa. He should be on his own naughty list after his intolerance of Rudolph. CampJinx.com seems to have spent much more time on this overall theory, which is a little more harsh than mine in their video Santa is a D__K!.
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