Thursday, December 6, 2012

St Nicholas Day 2012

St Nicholas day this year was a little difficult.  If you're not familiar, it's a German tradition that children leave their notes to Santa in their stockings and an elf comes and takes the note back to Santa.  The elf leaves a treat if the child's on the good list and rocks (or coal) if the child is on the naughty list, and then the child has the next 2-3 weeks to get back on the good list.  Well, Jackson has had a rough week and yesterday was no different.  He finally cleaned up his attitude and started making good choices just in time for me to call Santa and tell him he can stay on the good list.  ...for now.  I really thought this was going to be Jackson's first year for rocks, but he saved himself in the "Nick" of time. hahaha, pun intended!

Last night we let the boys pick out some toys that they want out of some toy ads and then they glued them on to paper to give to Santa.  Here's Jackson with his stocking and letter last night.  He was so excited that I couldn't get him to sit still...

This is the first year that Jackson was so excited he couldn't sleep.  Bless his heart, he was worried that the elf wouldn't come and that he might get rocks because I told all day that rocks were in his immediate future if his attitude didn't change.  And yes, I would have told Santa to send the elf with rocks if he didn't change his attitude.  Jackson called his dad into his room last night a few times to ask if the elf had come yet.  So cute!  I remember clearly when I was 4 and how excited I was for Christmas.  It was the first year I didn't sleep much.  I'm so excited that Jackson has reached this stage!  This morning he was surprised and thrilled that the elf left him and Austin some candy last night.

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