Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A visit with Santa

Today was our annual visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at Y Neighbours.  Emmett wasn't overly excited about it, but he also didn't cry, so that's a plus.  We don't "do" Santa at our house, partly due to the fact that Annika was terrified of him when she was little, so I figured, why push it?  We've never been to see Santa at the mall - this is the extent of the kids' "Santa exposure."  It's a little tricky now, though, because Annika knows that Santa isn't real, but I've told her that she can't say that at school, because there are other kids that believe in him.  Fingers crossed that she doesn't wreck anyone's Christmas this year.

All the excitement of the morning (plus an on-going cold) must've really tuckered Emmett out, because he crawled into bed and fell asleep during quiet time - something he's never done before!  Poor little guy has such a runny nose, and he doesn't know how to blow it, so he just keeps wiping snot onto his face and his skin gets all irritated.  All afternoon and evening, all I heard was "I need a teenex (kleenex)" or "I need yotion (lotion)".  Hopefully he's feeling better by tomorrow - I need him to go to preschool so I can finish off a few more Christmas errands! ;)


LaughingLady said...
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LaughingLady said...

Haha, both our girls' Grade 1 classes heard the loud proclamation that Santa wasn't real, courtesy of our kids! What's funny is both girls had the same teacher for that grade, and so the second time 'round, she was prepared with some creative "damage control!"

Hope your little man is feeling better. Man, you KNOW they're not feeling great when they voluntarily nap during the day!!