Last Thursday, the local Golden Corral hosted breakfast with Santa! Stephen's class was invited, and we had the entire restaurant to ourselves! The kids had a blast! We all ate pancakes, sausage, eggs and bacon till our tummies were content. Every child sat on Santa's knee and gave him their lists of Christmas wishes and whispered into his ear what they want most this year. We told Stephen the night before that it doesn't matter that he couldn't talk or write to Santa, because Santa knows everything. He knows when you're sleeping and when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good. He understands the language of those unable to speak. The language of the heart is universal.
Just like me when I was a little girl, he is a skeptic. Stephen just had to pull on the old beard. The child does this every year. Fortunately, this Santa saw it coming and grabbed onto his beard before Stephen got a good hold on it. He quickly reached into his bag of goodies and gave Stephen a red felt stocking, filled with candy and pencils. Stephen wasn't really interested. He wanted to reveal the man behind the beard to all of his classmates. The jolly old man rushed him from his lap and said his, "Ho,Ho,Ho's" before Stephen had a second opportunity to yank the beard.
Quickly, Stephen's teacher took him by the hand and guided him to visit the face painting elf. A few minutes later, he returned to us with a perfect snowman on his left cheek. How he was able to sit still for that elf and have his cheek painted is beyond me. You should see me trying to cut the hair of a moving target. Maybe I should buy an elf costume?
I hope you all are having a nice winter break so far! We have been very busy and probably will stay that way until after Christmas. I have photo's of my goddaughter's wedding [yesterday] to show off soon. I still haven't sized them down for uploading to aol yet. I will do so as soon as I have time.
Y'all take care!