Bathed in moonlight as I lay in bed counting sheep, I peered through my window to the stars.
The moon was as brilliant as it had ever been, its yellow glow painting the night sky a magnificent midnight blue.
I lay there mesmerized, distracted only momentarily by a cockroach skittering across the fly screen. I refocused on the moon and it was then that I saw him. I blinked to make sure my tired eyes weren’t playing tricks on me. Sure enough, high in the sky was a dark silhouette of Santa in his sleigh with his reindeer leading him across the yellow moon.
A little girl with a big imagination, I was convinced I had been lucky enough to spot Santa that night. (It turns out I wasn’t the only one because a relative of mine, who shall remain nameless, spotted Santa landing on the neighbour’s roof!).
With my three-year-old swept up in the magic of Christmas, I’ve been reliving Christmas through the eyes of a child lately.
Miss Three is unfaltering in her belief in Santa and his list which he is checking twice. When we saw him at the daycare Christmas party, rather than shying away like last year, she marched up to him with determination, leaned forward and said in a clear voice, ‘I want a bike and a helmet!’ No please or thank you. She was focused on getting her order straight!
Today, with the encouragement of Miss Three and the awesomely awesome Essentially Jess, I am reliving my childhood and putting in an order to my old mate Santa. (Does anyone have his email address BTW?)
How are you? All is well here thanks. Sweltering hot as per usual for this time of year. I’d swap this for the North Pole any day 😉 Ahem …
If you check your list I think you will find that I have been quite nice this year with only a handful of Naughty Naisy moments mostly due to lack of sleep and overdoing it.
I would be eternally grateful if you could please arrange for me the following for Christmas or before the end of 2014, whichever is easiest.
- A holiday for me and Dave without kids. It doesn’t have to be for a long time or to anywhere exotic. We just need some time to rediscover us and to have a conversation without interruption. We haven’t been on a holiday since we were married five years ago.
- A holiday for our family. We would like to take the girls to New Zealand, so they can play with their cousins and see the beauty of the country their Dad grew up in. It has been over a year since Dave has returned and six years for me, so Santa, this one is well and truly overdue.
- An Aussie BBQ with long lost friends. Santa, if possible, could you please fly in a few of my overseas mates? There would be a handful from the UK and a couple from Indonesia. Perhaps you could fit them into your sleigh on your way to Oz.
- This is a bit of a serious one, but I would love to have the confidence to chase my dreams and the time to chase them.
- A magical chill pill that will instantly calm me after a stressful day and wash away my anxiety and stress. Oh, that’s wine, sorry. Scratch that one. Instead I would like to reach 400 Facebook likers before the end of the year. That’s only four more to go Santa!!
Thanks in advance, Santa. And thanks Essentially Jess for inviting me to play along!
What’s on your wish list for Christmas?