The Magic Of Christmas

1 Dec

I know I say this every year, but I can’t believe it’s December already! As son has not been having a good time of late, I plan to make this the best, most magical christmas ever, but despite scribbling ideas in a notebook for the last couple of weeks, I am still totally unprepared. Last year, Elf came to visit. Son remembered and asked about him so was pleased to hear that he would be returning this year, but I haven’t told him anything else about my plans.

Last week, we borrowed Polar Express on DVD from a friend. Son had never seen it before and sat captivated all the way through. He even cheered when they made it across the ice! He loved it. Which is why I was sat up until silly o’clock this morning preparing this:

The first gift of christmas, brought by his Elf. Son was over the moon. His face lit up before he even got the box open as he realised what it was, and it was so good to see him so happy and excited. He kept ringing the bell and telling us all that he could hear it because he believed Santa was coming, and checking that I could hear it, and granny could hear it, then had a whole conversation with the Elf about it. It was magic.

I’m sure, as parents, there are many of us who do things like this to make christmas a truly magical time for our little ones. I bet there’s a good chance that while the little ones are busy staring, full of wonder, that a few knowing looks are exchanged between the adults. How many of us secretly wish that it really was magic, that these things just happened and didn’t have to be set up by us? That Santa really had just flown over on his sleigh and dropped an elf off at your house?

What if, when you looked out of the window that morning, there was a huge chunk of ice on the road outside your house? Or is it compacted snow? What if you knew that there had been no snow falling at all, anywhere near where you lived and a quick scout of the area found…nothing? What if that groove in the top of the ice was just wide enough for the runner of a sleigh…

 

I believe.

Do you?

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4 Responses to “The Magic Of Christmas”

  1. Erica Price December 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    How did you manage the snow? Did you freeze it specially?

    • ToastingMarshmallows December 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

      Errr, no!

      I guess I didn’t make it clear, but what I wrote is exactly what happened. We looked out of the window and it was there. No trickery from any of us, it *must* have come off Santa’s sleigh as he dropped the elf off.

  2. Kate Davis-Holmes December 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    If you believe it will be so.
    Lovely post and wow on the snow front.
    Commenting on behalf of BritMums

    • ToastingMarshmallows December 11, 2012 at 12:51 am #

      I think sometimes we all need a little bit of magic to believe in. šŸ™‚

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