Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Making a List
Sorry for my absence, but I'm just recovering from a bout with the flu (yuck!) - and now bacterial pneumonia. The good news is that I'm on the mend, and being at home gave me some quiet time to reflect about the upcoming holidays (almost nothing brightens my mood more than daydreaming about Thanksgiving and Christmas!) You know how when you get sick you kind of lose all track of time? It dawned on me this morning during a conversation with my husband that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away!
We have an annual tradition in our home that we go to see Santa the day after Thanksgiving, so my son is so excited about that it's nearly here. He's at that wonderful age when kids believe in the magic of Santa, the elves and flying reindeer. He's been talking about Santa for a month now, and we've been telling him that he'll be going to see him soon. So he asked his daddy and I to help him write his wish list for Santa.
I bought an adorable maibox at Hallmark last year that comes with Santa stationery, a candy cane pen, and postcards from Santa so Santa can acknowledge receipt of his list! He had a blast last Christmas checking his mailbox every day! He put all of his Christmas cards in it and read them over and over. It was so cute!
So we've carved out our evening to sit down as a family with some hot chocolate and candy cane pens to help him work on his wish list. I can't wait! It's like getting to relive the childhood anticipation of Christmas all over again!!