Before Sonya left for Christmas break, her teacher had all the kids in the class write letters to Santa. It was a great way for them to practice their writing skills and an adorable keepsake for us parents. Ms. Oh kept a copy at school, but told all the kids she was making a copy to mail to Santa at the North Pole. Welcome to the North Pole! She sent them to all the parents and I'm so glad she did. I knew it was coming, so when I saw the school address I immediately grabbed it before certain other people saw and inquired about it. Later, when Sonya wasn't around I read her Santa letter and, of course, cried. I cry at just about everything my kids do that's like this. During their recent Christmas performances, I teared up at each one. Even when they sing the songs on their own now, I have to fight back the tears. It's that overemotional mom gene I got from my mom. Thanks so much mom! However, how could I NOT cry when she goes and asks for things for everyone else before herself. Oh and the still being concerned about Santa's hurt feelings. So sweet. Plus she does recognize her attitude toward me and has promised to work on it. What 7 year old is that self aware? She may infuriate me sometimes, but she really is one damn great kid and I will always be proud of and love being her mom.
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope Santa brings you everything YOU want this year too. Thanks for reading and keep the comments coming. For any Jewish readers out there-Happy Hanukkah!