Tuesday’s Treasures…Children Know

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Tuesday’s Treasures…Children Know


If you’re a parent, I’ll bet that at some point, your child asked you how Santa managed to make it down the chimney…or how he was going to find your home if you didn’t have a fireplace…or how he could go to everyone’s home in one night??

Think about some of the stories you made up when asked these questions!

When Mini-me was over making cookies last week, she and Larry discussed these topics. When he asked her how Santa could possibly visit if she didn’t have a fireplace.


Without missing a beat, and with a straight face, she said…


Christmas Magic, Uncle Larry!


Children may have the answers we’ve

 been looking for!!!



Children see the magic because they look for it.
Christopher Moore


Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.
E.B. White


Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
Roald Dahl

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Comments (30)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your selection of quotes.

Take care, be safe and enjoy the holidays.

Dec 28, 2021 06:36 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Children do know the right way.  Our grandson was concerned at an early age as they had no fireplace on their condo.  His mother found a magic key that they could hang on the outside door to let Santa know there was a deserving child there

Dec 28, 2021 06:49 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love Mini-me's response.  And of course tis quote, Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.

E.B. White

Dec 28, 2021 07:30 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kathy - yes it is Christmas magic through the eyes of a child.

Dec 28, 2021 07:42 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

From the mouth of babes Kathy. I can remember my parents telling my older sister that if she no longer believed in Santa, she wouldn't need to receive a present or stocking anymore. We both still believe.  I hope you are having a Happy Tuesday 🙂

Dec 28, 2021 08:48 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's a great response, Kathy.

I remember those days of questions years ago.


Dec 28, 2021 09:03 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England you and I are of the same mind!!!  There's something very special and magical about Christmas. 


Sham Reddy CRS I'm am happy to believe in magic!!!  

Dec 28, 2021 09:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog I couldn't agree more!!!  We need to give our children the opportunity to play, create and dream!!!

Wayne Martin very bright young man!!!!  It looks like he's given it a lot of thought. 

Dec 28, 2021 10:06 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti don't you love hearing what comes out of their mouths. 

Bob "RealMan" Timm it helps to keep showing your kids that you can play and believe in Magic!!!

Dec 28, 2021 10:11 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Children are the true believers Kathy Streib and the Good Book says (Christ Himself) that unless we believe like the children we will not understand the kingdom of heaven.

Dec 28, 2021 11:17 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

faye schubert I love it when you can see the wheels turning in their head!!!  

Nina Hollander, Broker totally agree with you!!!  I happen to love Disneyworld and told Larry that if the day comes when I can't enjoy it, just bury me. 

Dec 28, 2021 10:14 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Michael Jacobs LOL  we never know what she's going to say and that's the best part of watching her. 

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty absolutely!!!  Bring it on...the more magic the better. 

Dec 28, 2021 10:20 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Roy Kelley Thank you!!!  Hope that you and Chef Dolores are having a fun holiday. 

Ed Silva what a brilliant idea!!!! Love it. 

Dec 28, 2021 10:21 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

ah....having a little one around during Christmas is the best! I miss that. 

Dec 28, 2021 11:09 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Children are very wise and even if they don't know, they can convince you they do!

Dec 28, 2021 11:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, sometimes it is good to turn the question around, and see what they have to say.  Then you say - out of the mouths of babes!  

Dec 28, 2021 01:37 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy what is wrong with Larry, that sounds like the obvious answer to me  😆

Dec 28, 2021 01:42 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

When I was a kid, I always thought we were handicapped because our home didn't have a fireplace.  Yet, it managed to show up!

Dec 28, 2021 08:32 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You’ll be just hanging out on a random Tuesday and hear some child say the most profound things you’ve  ever heard about life sometimes. You know what I mean

Dec 28, 2021 09:58 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

That's the same answer I was always told. It is Christmas magic, right?

Dec 29, 2021 02:09 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Looking at Christmas through the eyes of a child is a special experience!

Dec 29, 2021 05:13 PM