Here's a little look-back at some letters to Santa. This one's from Zoe to Santa 3 years ago.
|Dear Santa, I want 3 things. A Barbie doll, Polly Pocket, |
and Webkinz. I hope you are having a great day. Love Zoe
So this year, both Zoe and Eden have both asked for a candy cane. Eden added, "And I would also like one of those oranges that you can stick a straw into and drink out of." I have only had this kind of orange in Florida, so I've suggested to Derek that we consider going to Florida to grant this wish. But that just might be asking a bit too much. What was I talking about again? Oh yes - simple wishes.
These are the notes that Eden has written over the past few days:
|Eden's note #1: To Santa Claus, I want a candy cane.|
|Eden's note #2 from this morning (she thought she should be more polite to Santa):|
To Santa Claus, Can I have a candy cane for Christmas?
Eden: "A candy cane."
Santa: "Oh, I think you want more than just a CANDY CANE. How about a new doll?"
Eden: (nodding her head)
Really, Santa? What's wrong with just a candy cane? I told Derek about this, and he said, "Well, he does work for the mall, after all." But still. I was annoyed that he'd encourage this "more is better" idea in a 4 year old who had a simple wish.
So here's my letter to Santa this year:
Dear Santa Claus: You can do better. Honour the simple wishes. Love, Rebecca.