It’s December. Seriously, how did that happen? Weren’t we just ringing in 2011? Geesh… It’s holiday time, not like I really have to tell you, I mean there has been a deluge of holiday decorations out since before Halloween. (Halloween? Ahhh seems like only yesterday…) We don’t even get to celebrate one holiday before we are being pushed to the next… Maybe that’s why time flies by…
Anyway, I’m starting to think of holiday traditions. We all have them, whether we like them or not, whether they are forced upon us or we have created our own, we all have some sort of traditions.
A fairly new tradition we have started is the kids belts shop Christmas Party. We have done it every year… well, at least, since we have had employees! So this will be our second year, yay! I bring the turkey and our employees bring side dishes and desserts. I can’t wait!
Family traditions are another story. Hubby and I try to really play up the Santa thing, so on Christmas Eve, we let the kids set out a plate of cookies and a glass of milk for Santa and a few carrots for the reindeer. Then we put them to bed early and hubby and I get to work.
I do the really hard stuff like eating the cookies and drinking the milk while hubby gets the presents from Santa and puts them under the tree. Then, he takes the carrots and chews up some and spits them out on the driveway (gross, I know, what we do for our kids) so the kids see that the reindeer were munching, too. This year we may add some “Santa” footprints or something like that. Super Dude is starting to question the whole Santa thing. He wants to speak to Santa to prove that he’s real. I would like him to still believe and to stay a kid for a little longer! It makes me sad to think he’s getting so old (or at least he thinks he is).
I’ve decided that I am going to go to this site, I Caught Santa, and “catch” Santa in the act. Maybe that will be enough to keep him believing for another year. This site is really cool because you upload a picture of your living room/Christmas tree/etc and then pick the picture of Santa you want to use and ta da! you have Santa caught in the act in your house. Too cool! Here’s a sample: