Christmas 2009!

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This year my daughter is back home with me. Desire (like all children who know Santa, St. Nicholas) was interested in Santa Claus. Santa Claus, the bringer of gifts, the North Pole resident with elf helpers, is a controversial Christmas tradition for mothers and fathers in the western world, and now becoming a world wide tradition. Santa Claus is by all means a character from folklore, his fame supersedes anything you can image when it comes to the children this time of year. Many parents go through great lengths to keep alive their child�s belief in Santa Claus and I, am no exception. Of course I had to watch closely as my daughter and I searched for Santa on Google, I could not allow her to read that he is a character from folklore, so we read mostly about the North Pole and the Elves.

Like all mothers, fathers, grand parents and all, I do not take credit for giving presents to my little girl during Christmas. We write a letter to Santa each year, this year however she decided not to write to Santa. She want to go ask Santa directly for a present (a PSP). I did not know what a PSP was so I called a friend to find out (embarrassing) but I found out it is a Play Station Portable, phew. Well now I have to plan a trip to visit Santa, prepare to bake cookies for Santa for the night before Christmas when he will coome to bring the PSP.

 

Saint Nicholas, a bishop who gave generous gifts to the poor and was considered to be the patron saint of sailors and children and Father Christmas, who was considered to be the spirit of good cheer.

I'm driving to the mall to see Santa, well taking Desire she has only one wish this year (PSP)
The original bishop�s garb worn by Saint Nicholas was replaced, after many evolutions, by a bright red costume fitting snugly across an ample midsection. (Both Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas were described as plump.) The horse used for getting to and fro was replaced by reindeers; the servants, by elves. These elves assisted Santa Claus in his duties which were to provide toys for children; all were to be hand-made. To receive gifts, children had to behave well all year long. Now we have began the road that leads to Santa's door. Today was dress rehersals with the the red, white green . . . colours, tomorrow we head off to visit Santa to present a Christmas wish, of course we are behaving well too. . .

Well, today (Saturday, December 12, 2009) we went to see Santa,  he was at the Park Place Mall hearing and reading little children's wishes. Desire and I went through the line and made our way through to the testing box (Santa's helpers do a truth test to find out if the child has been good or bad). Desire passed the test and had this grin on her face as if she had won the lottery (well not that she would care about the lottery). Next step was blowing out the wish into a huge snow filled drum, which in turn sent it to Santa. Finally, Santa's lap . . .

 

Africancrab says:
Thanks Bernard, I had to do it early, you see I have been thinking about 1 million dollars so I had to give him tome to come up with it. I made a bunch of cookies too :)
Posted on: Dec 18, 2009
bernard69 says:
congrats Harriet,u already met him!I'm still waiting him:)
Posted on: Dec 18, 2009
Africancrab says:
Thank you dear Yhelen, I'm enjoying havin gher back after a period of abscence.
Posted on: Dec 14, 2009
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