He understands completely that Santa is not a real person, but that didn't stop him from setting out a stocking, or a present for Santa, along with some egg nog and a treat for his reindeer.
Somehow, the tradition started that ZBoy would write a note to Santa and Santa would write back. I tried to scan Z's note, but my scanner is feeling cranky so I will have to type it out for you:
ZBoy stayed up rather late on Christmas Eve wrapping presents with his dad before reluctantly shuffling off to bed. I reminded him that Santa doesn't visit unless you're asleep, and he quickly turned out the lights and actually did fall asleep.
The next morning, he found out that Santa had, indeed, stopped by. I drank the egg nog, unwrapped the spinach (and put it away), and stuffed his stocking full of goodies.
The Alternative Anna, he had a very special package in his stocking - custom knitted hedgehogs! He pulled out the little package with Anna's signature silverleaf on it and nearly came undone. He'd been asking for his very own hedgehogs ever since I bought some as gifts for some other people.
And the craziest, stupidest, funniest part of the holiday?
I can't think of any thing that caused raucous laughter or was particularly crazy (except my cleaning), but I could think of something stupid.
The weather! I mean, just look at these guys! Christmas Day. Sitting out on the back deck in shorts and short-sleeved shirts.
A couple of days after Christmas, ZBoy and I were out running errands when he noticed these hats at the drugstore. We bought three of them. Christmas is over and it's time to move on to the next year!
But before you move on, revisit Christmas with our Fun Monday participants below!
10. Swamp-Elf (Swampy)
13. m (the misanthrope)
14. Gattina, Belgium
15. Mommy Wizdom
19. Min (Mama Drama)
If you want to play, leave a comment!
Also, Faye at Summit Musings has volunteered to be the host for Fun Monday, January 5th Edition!