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Sorry Santa

Santa will be down one letter this year.  And I hope he understands.

It’s just that I can’t part with the one my daughter wrote for herself and for her brother on the same sheet of white typing paper.  The one that begins,

“Dear Santa,

this it my Christmas list:”  And ends with the newest spelling of  ‘thank you’ followed by eleven necessary exclamation points.

Here’s the full version:

If you’re confused by number seven (the giant stuffed clowed–meant cloud), that could be because there’s no such thing.  Until I personally sew one and stuff it.  And…I think it’s safe to say, there’s, uh, no such thing.

That my six year old would scrawl something to Santa on her own only makes me smile. It’s like turning in extra credit when you already have an ‘A.’  

A bit of  insurance. 

We’ve never signed our kids’ gifts anything but “from Mommy & Daddy.”  But I get it.  Sort of.  If there’s the possibility that some fat guy in a red suit might visit our house with a bunch of  presents, well, she’d like him to come prepared.

In the meantime, she’ll keep singing “O Come All Ye Faithful” and teaching her brother the words to “We Three Kings.”  Cause she knows– ain’t nothing tricky about God. 

And that…

well that’s assurance.


5 Responses to “Sorry Santa”

  1. Charity says:

    Looooooooove this one Jeannie! love the organic make up, and hair extension kit! And of course the giant suffed clowd for both of them is just about the cutest thing ever!

  2. Sarah says:

    Did I tell you how awesome I thing your daughter is. LOVE her!

  3. Linda H says:

    This is sooo Raven. So sweet and thoughtful to include Silas in her wish list. Bead-kit – I almost bought her a bead kit for her birdthday last year but I was afraid most of the beads would end up in Silas’ mouth. I’m sure Santa will understand why you just have to keep this letter. Too sweet!!

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