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Letter to Santa

No zip code needed for this one!

When I told the kids our plans for the holidays last night, I expected excitement, possibly some cheering, definitely lots of gleeful chatter. I did not expect the solemn looks on their faces as they continued to sit there in a quiet stupor.  Finally, my Little One spoke, in a voice that was almost a whisper.  “But Mama,” she asked, “What about Santa?  If we go away for Christmas, how will he know how to find us?”

Immediately my son – never one to stay out of a conversation for long – and obviously having had some time now to process all this – spoke up. “No – here’s what we need to do,” he said in his authoritative tone, sounding well past his 9 years of age. “You put a box by the front door, and then Santa can just leave the presents there and we get them when

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Is that a Bird or a Plane — or Santa??!

My son spied Santa last night.  If you had been there you might have thought it was just a shooting star or an airplane high in the dark night sky or something.  But apparently you can’t fool my guy. 

“Hey – Wow!  I just saw Santa flying in the sky!” 

“You – you did?” my husband asked him.  They were driving home from the mall after doing some last minute shopping for yours truly.

“Yep.  I think he was flying around on his sleigh.”

“But, it’s not Christmas Eve yet.  Why would you think Santa would be out in his sleigh?”

“I think he was flying around checking on some of the boys and girls.  And he probably wanted to work on his route.  He’s getting ready for Christmas Eve.”  Uh, duh, dad.

When they came home and told me, he was still pretty excited.  He brought it up again while I was tucking him in bed. 

“I bet

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