yes lisa, there is a santa claus
I'm sooooooooooo excited!!! Daddy and I are leaving food out for Santa and his reindeer. I made a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk for Santa, and Daddy cut some carrots for the reindeer. Mommy put some water in a big plastic bowl for them as well. We left everything by the fireplace, and I'm watching all my Christmas shows on TV: Charlie Brown, Grinch, Frosty, Rudolph, the one with the mice that have to fix the big clock, and Daddy will watch "A Christmas Carol" later on. The television station reports Santa sightings in between shows, and tells us where Santa has been spotted. He's just been spotted over Barrie, which means he's not very far away! Aaaahhhhh I've got to get to bed! But I'm not sleepy at all.
I lie in bed, squeezing my eyes shut and hoping for sleep because Santa won't come if I'm awake. What was that?? I just heard a noise on the roof! Gottosleep...gottosleep...gottosleep... I toss and turn, and it's now 1:00 in the morning and I'm still wide, wide awake. Christmas is taking forever to come and I'm never, ever going to be able to fall asleep. But then the next thing I know, my clock says it's 5:00 and that means it's morning, and THAT means I can get out of bed!
I run downstairs and my heart thuds with excitement as I see my stocking full of presents. Santa took a bite out of my sandwich, and I pick it up to examine it closely. I'm in awe because those are Santa's actual teeth marks in the bread. The carrots have also been nibbled, and the water's all gone. I squeeze, and shake, and sniff, and attempt to peer through the wrapping paper of my gifts. I can't open them yet because Mommy and Daddy are still in bed. I cannot believe that Santa uses the same wrapping paper as we do! That's so cool - he must go to the same store as my Mom.
The only things on television are The Hilarious House of Frightenstein and Tales of the Wizard of Oz which aren't my favourites, but I watch them anyway to pass the time. Forever and ever later, my Mom and Dad wake up and Christmas Day begins.
May your Christmas be magical and may you be just as excited on Christmas morning as we all were years ago.
Wishing you much love and peace,
Lisa, Paul, Jack, Mia, and Jasper xx