Two grandchildren stories from today. These are the words my daughter-in-law, Estée wrote on Facebook:
Conversation between Campbell and I regarding cookies for Santa
Me: I can’t wait to make cookies and leave them out for Santa tonight!
Campbell: So Santa eats cookies at every house he goes to?
Me: Yes, he needs the energy to fly all over the world to deliver gifts.
Campbell: That's a lot of cookies. Too many cookies aren’t good for your body.
Me: Well that’s right. Should we leave something else for Santa then?
Campbell: Yes I think probably chips and hummus.
Tonight Santa Claus will be pleasantly surprised by our offerings of cookies, and chips with hummus.Isn't that just so delightful. It warmed the hearts of his grandparents, that's for sure.
And then this evening, a text from Margaret:
First night ever, Hazel told me to shh and not sing to her. She 'had to go to sleep.' Santa is serious biz.Made the Nana cry to read those words.
We are expecting quite a big Christmas snow so Michael and Estée and the boys won't be coming up tomorrow. Tom and I will walk down the hill to Margaret and Matthew and Hazel's house and will celebrate with them. On another day, when the roads are good, we'll have our Christmas with the rest of the clan.
I'm feeling quite like Gladys Taber tonight as I sit alone in the living room with the Christmas tree and all the decorations and books surrounding me. I wish I had her gift with words, but I shall simply wish all my dear readers, my faithful readers the most wonderful Christmas and the very best of New Years.