This Gives Me A Kick

And sometimes we’re asked to be Santa for an 8-year old boy who expects a response to his letter:

My mother used to write like this — excuse me, SANTA used to write in this style to me when I was a kid. He left us letters rolled up with ribbon like a little scroll in our stockings sometimes. The letters always congratulated us for our wonderful points and made little supportive suggestions about how we could put more effort into our weaker spots. Santa rocks.

3 Replies to “This Gives Me A Kick”

  1. I LOVE this! I’m thinking of doing this for my 4 year old son. He is a wonderful, smart, and loving little boy, but he needs help with all the typical stuff 4 year olds experience. 🙂

    I also recall that on every Christmas Eve, right before bedtime, my mother would call the feed supply store to place an order for feed for the reindeer to be dropped by helicopter onto our roof. Sometimes there were specials, and we always got that. It wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I learned that the “feed store” was a dear friend of the family. 🙂
    [I SO love these stories!! – PB]

  2. My parents would have a deacon from church (who was a good friend of my grandpa) who would answer the phone when we “called” Santa! He was a very sweet man.

  3. When my son was about 6, he went to soccer practice with a very wiggly tooth and realized when he got home that the tooth was gone without a trace. He was quite worried about the tooth fairy, but it ended up ok, because she left him a silver dollar and a lovely note detailing how the forest fairy found the tooth on the field next to the woods, and brought it to her to make sure she could properly visit the tooth’s owner that night (and why is it that all magical folk write with lots and lots of curlicues?). [Hee Hee! I don’t know, but I love this story!! – PB]

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