- The Gift by Collin Raye/Jim Brickman/Susan Ashton
Christmas morning is an exciting time for kids, waking up and finding what Santa Claus had brought them the night before. When I was growing up, we didn’t know about Santa Claus or getting any gifts from him. I came to the US when I was 10 years old, December 6 was the date that we landed in California, and December 8th Brooklyn New York. The memory is still very vivid, the church van came to pick us up at the JFK airport late that night, I was amazed that people actually decorate trees inside their home, and the streets were busy with people Christmas shopping.
Lee has a better childhood Christmas than us, she still believes in Santa Claus, and tries very hard to be on the Nice list. Since the downturn in the economy, many parents were forced to tell their children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist, one of my co-workers had to tell her 7 year old son that this year.
The first present from Santa, it was a big box and Lee was so exited.
She said, “Oh man! Santa got me exactly what Daddy wants, a Sorry Sliders!”
Then White House Apple sauce, she said, “What the? Is Santa being silly?”
But she did get what she wanted.
I bought myself handmade soaps from Cambree Botanica, I absolutely love her soap.
Santa gave me Mr. Coffee, just what I want and didn’t expect, so it was a pleasant surprise.
Max got some toys and treats also.
Lee helped open Bo’s present, he got 2 air filters, Lee thought he must have been on the Naughty list to get such boring gifts.
My second sister made two Chinese outfits and handbag for Lee.
And her favorite gifts from Santa, I’m glad Christmas only comes once a year.