Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 20--Z's My little Christmas Elf

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Day 20

Today's letter went to my in-laws, J and E :)  I am very fortunate to have the in-laws that I do and S and I consider them to be more like "friends" than parents.  We enjoy spending time together and always know that we can call them whenever we have a question about cooking, home issues or any other life problem.  From the day I met them, they welcomed me into their family with open arms and I immediately felt at home.  I am so very lucky.

Z and C adore their grandparents and so enjoy the time they spend with them down on the farm.  Z and C enjoy making pancakes with Mimi, going on walks with Grandpa and love making music together.  My in-laws are incredibly talented (were the leads in Godspell in Boston in the 70's) and so you can imagine the quality of our family sing alongs (myself excluded) :)  I am so blessed to have J and E in my life and want them to know how much I love them.  Merry Christmas.

Z the Elf 
May Suffer From After Holiday Depression

The other day, Z said to me very seriously, "Mommy I will be so sad when Christmas is over!"  I looked down at him, gave him a hug and told him that I would be sad too.  Then I reminded him about "Happy New Year".  He looked at me puzzled and I explained that a week after Christmas Eve, we would have a party and countdown to our new year and say, "Happy New Year!".  You could see the wheels in his brain turning as the memories from last year came into view and a big smile crossed his face.  I then told him that after New Years we have Elvis' birthday, then Valentines Day, then St. Patrick's Day, then Easter, then Mother's Day, then Father's Day, then 4th of July, then his birthday, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving and then it will be Christmas again!  "See, there is always something to celebrate Z!".  This made him grin from ear to ear and he said, "You are so right mommy!" 

He is my little elf and truly spreads Christmas cheer wherever he goes.  He is constantly singing Christmas carols (just like Buddy the Elf) and the smiles of strangers around us spread like wildfire :)   The other night when we were on our Santa hayride, Z burst out into song, "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel..." It was priceless!

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Annie said...

So glad you have great in laws.

I said the same things to my girls about Christmas and all the holidays we celebrate after it.

Connie said...

You are SO lucky to have awesome in laws.

I have another idea for something to celebrate! I'll email you!

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