Monday, December 24, 2007

'Twas the night before Christmas...

Oh, the excitement!!!

ZBoy has been looking forward to this Christmas in a big way. I'm not sure why, exactly, but he's been chattering about Santa and reindeer and being a good boy. Pondering the specifics of how Santa deals with time and exactly when he should go to bed and be asleep.

He picked this stocking out for himself - and he is indeed a very, very, very good boy!



There was the question of where we would hang the stockings... for the first time in his life, we don't have a fireplace. We compromised by hanging them on the little table by the front door. It's in the same room as the Christmas tree, and we all know that the first thing Santa does is check out your tree when he gets to your house!



We set the milk, cookies and carrots on the piano so that Santa would get them - and so that Kida wouldn't.



ZBoy has a very personal relationship with Santa. Last year, he left a notebook out when he went to bed. It was full of his drawings. Santa found it and wrote him a note saying how much he enjoyed looking at his pictures.



So this year, ZBoy drew a picture just for Santa.



He left carrots for all 8 regular reindeer, plus three more - for Rudolph, Chet, and Robbie.

At age 8, my son knows that Santa is not a real person - at least not anymore. But he does believe in the magic of Santa's spirit, the spirit of giving, the spirit of love. He would like to be Santa himself one day. Son - when you have children of your own, you WILL be Santa.


Santa (me) and his elf (ZBoy) deliver toys for tots last year.

14 comments:

Sandy said...

I love that Zboy is smart enough to realize that the real Santa needs his helpers (like you and the wee one) to help him down here.

Merry, Merry Christmas!

Nona said...

Sweet!!! That is one huge stocking!!! At first, having forgotten about the reindeer, I thought the carrots were a healthy alternative for Santa. :o

Hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas!!!

Kim Ayres said...

Merry Christmas - hope you all have a great one :)

HoosierGirl5 said...

Your son is a doll! I love his smile!

Merry Christmas Sayre!

J.

Patience said...

I gotta find me a stocking like that!

Babzy said...

What do you mean Santa's not real? Since when? Your boy is so cute. Hope you had a great day.

That girl said...

That is a huge stocking, how cute that he picked it himself. And the drawing, and cookies, priceless :-)

Hope santa was very very good to him, LOL.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I love how brilliantly creative he is! Happoy Holidays!

karisma said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hope your holidays are filled with fun.

So what did Santa put in that stocking?

nikki said...

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! Love ZBoy's little pictures!

Jeff said...

Merry Christmas (belated)! Z-Boy and the clan looks like they had it covered. Poor reindeer get stuck with carrots - no sugar cubes?

wolfbaby said...

zboy sounds like a wonderful young man... a belated merry christmas

Babzy said...

Happy New Year Sayre and family.

swampy said...

Hope your Christmas was extra special and that you and yours have a healthy, happy, and safe 2008.