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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas Was Good

My kids are at the age where they still believe in Santa and because of that, Christmas is fun.

We put out brownies for Santa. Brendon insisted that we leave a glass of skim milk for Santa because it's healthier. Jessica said he needs his vegetables too, so we added carrots to his snack. Jacob contributed straw for the reindeer (in preschool, he decorated a bag that contained the hay for the deer to eat).

The kids also wanted to leave a gift for Santa since he gives so many gifts and never gets any in return. Brendon left him one of his toy cars, and Jessica left her beloved kitty. Jacob really didn't understand this concept and refused to give up any of his toys.

They were too excited to go to bed and I explained to them that Santa won't come to houses where kids aren't sleeping. I use a little trick to convince them that Santa is coming. If you look out of our family room window and look to the mountain range out in the distance, you can see a red flashing beacon light that is used by airplanes to navigate the range.

Ever since the kids became aware of Rudolph, each year we look out the window to search the sky for Rudolph's red flashing nose leading the way for Santa to see.

Brendon was the last to spot Rudolph's nose. By the time he did, Jessica had already sprinted off to bed. "Mom!! This is the second year we saw Rudolph!! This is so awesome!!", said Brendon excitedly.

Hopefully they won't get too observant and spot the red flashing light on some other day of the year. That would really spoil the earliest bedtime of the year.


  • How excellent that your kids wanted to leave skim milk and veggies for Santa. Love that.

    By Blogger Lyrehca, at 12/26/2006 10:03 AM  

  • Santa is loved dearly at your home! How sweet your children are! The gifts given to Santa!

    The red light flashing that is a great secret and useful too!!

    Happy Merry Making and enjoying the little ones...they grow quickly....

    By Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques, at 12/26/2006 6:54 PM  

  • That's awesome! Hannah is finally at the age where she can get the 'santa' magic. You are right it makes xmas so much more fun.

    I was psyched to do the whole leave out cookies for santa thing but Hannah fell asleep in the car on the way home from my grandma's and barely woke up enough to get her pj's on!

    By Blogger Erica, at 12/27/2006 1:56 PM  

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