This is really the first year that Aidan seems to have a grasp on what Santa is really all about. We have been reading him stories. He has watched Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. He has a pretty good grasp on the fact that Santa brings good little boys and girls presents on Christmas.
We took him to see Santa this evening. He was quite excited. He actually told Santa a little joke and then told him very clearly that he wanted a train set for Christmas. I have been looking at Thomas sets and I feel broke just looking at them He was pretty happy to be sitting up on Santa’s lap.
Then after we left Santa Claus he seemed upset and told us “I’m sad.” It turns out that Aidan thought that he went to Santa, told him what he wanted for Christmas, and then Santa would give it to him. Poor little guy. So we re-explained that Santa has to go make the toys and that he delivers them while boys and girls are sleeping on Christmas Eve.
It is so cute to see him really getting into the Christmas stuff this year. He LOVES snowmen and everything he thinks of that he might want he says to us, “Maybe I can get that for Christmas.”
I found the picture we had taken two years ago on my hard drive, and thought it would be cute to post today’s picture beside the one from two years ago to see just how much he has grown! It almost takes our breath away…well…in truth, it does take our breath away.
I love seeing Christmas through the eyes of my son. It is the best gift I could possibly get this year.