This Christmas Season is especially beautiful (and bittersweet) because it’s one of the few we’ll have when all of our kids believe in Santa. I know Paprika (age 7) – has her days numbered with the belief in Santa and the Tooth Fairy. How sweet it is that she still believes!
Earlier this week, Santa’s sleigh came by our house! 🙂 Every year in our town, Santa comes to each block and the kids can jump on the sleigh for a private audience. Ginger and Violet did not want to see Santa, so I held them on the sidelines while Paprika jumped on the sleigh to have a little chat with him.
Earlier that day, Paprika had been telling me that she wanted to sell her pet rocks she painted so that she could give the money to kids who don’t have toys, homes, or food. I think she had a little talk with Santa about that. 😉
We don’t make a huge deal about Santa – he brings one present to each child, and I think this year we are going to talk about St. Nicholas (the “real” Santa Claus). Even so, I still love that they believe in the magic of Santa Claus.
Last night, we drove to our special place to look at Christmas lights. A neighborhood near ours has the most amazing few blocks of houses with spectacular light displays. We parked the car and went for a nighttime stroll. 🙂
One of the houses has a sleigh out front and next to it a sign that says: Santa Says It’s OK to Climb on the Sleigh.
The girls loved that!
So, even though we’ve been going through a horrible time with our new house remodel (seriously – awful, terrible, and frustrating times) – the magic of Christmas has raised our spirits quite a bit. It’s tough to be grumpy when the weary world is rejoicing. 🙂
In other “Magic” tales – I wanted to include a few pictures of Paprika the morning she woke up after the Tooth Fairy. Violet went in to wake her up (as is her custom). You can see Paprika opening her letter from the Tooth Fairy – which also included a small bit of pocket money. I think the letter tickled her most of all.
She waited up most of the night for a glimpse of the Tooth Fairy. In the morning, I asked Paprika if she saw the Tooth Fairy. She said she did not see the Tooth Fairy, but she thinks she felt her brush her cheek when she was asleep.