Pancakes from Santa…


My wife took my son Angelo to play with some of his friends at the mall’s “kids zone” a few days ago. It is an indoor playground with foam flooring and objects for them to climb on. When they saw Santa there the other kids really wanted to talk to him, so Angelo got his first visit with a “Mall Santa.”

When Santa asked him what he wanted for Christmas, Angelo said, “pancakes!”

In fact, he continues to tell people he wants pancakes for Christmas! My son may be the funniest two year old on the planet. He is the only toddler I’ve met that has true comedic timing! …but the pancake request is not a joke… he loves them!!

I am guessing this is the last year he asks for just pancakes for Christmas. I wish we could keep that kind of simplicity in our lives. This year we’ve made some huge changes in the gifts we give and the emphasis they take in our celebration of Christmas. We are trying to move to giving relational gifts of meaning. More on that soon.

Bye the way, I took Angelo out for pancakes this past weekend. Ummmm. He loved it!!

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2 Comments on “Pancakes from Santa…”

  1. lois Says:

    Hang onto this moment! It will change..aww sweetness

  2. Mark A. Says:

    Like the post about the Pancakes. We just happen to love pancakes over here also.

    Check out the recipe I dug up on the web for pancakes below, they have to be some of the best I’ve ever had.

    Have a great Christmas.

    Good Old Fashioned Pancakes – Allrecipes…
    Note created December 18, 2007 • Last edited December 21, 2007 by

    PREP TIME 5 Min
    COOK TIME 15 Min
    READY IN 20 Min

    Original recipe yield: 8 servings


    * 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    * 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 1 tablespoon white sugar
    * 1 1/4 cups milk
    * 1 egg
    * 3 tablespoons butter, melted


    1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
    2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

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