I'm still smiling this morning because last night was one of the best nights I've had with my kids ever.
We took the bus to a local mall that was having a "Christmas Stroll".
There was live entertainment, Christmas caroling, A guy making balloon animals, etc..and every store had free goodies at their entrance, There was
Candy, cupcakes, cookies, cake, juice..and a host of other baked delights.
But what really got to me, was that as soon as we entered, Santa was there sitting in his big red velvet chair, and my youngest daughter ran up to him
with the biggest smile on her face and exclaimed "SANTA! I missed you all year!"
She was wide eyed and giggly, and it was the best feeling I've had in a long time. I got the best picture of my kids smiling while posing with Santa,
EVER, and I'll cherish it the rest of my days.
Then I took them out to A&W, for burgers and fries, and chocolate milk. A rarity, for them..cause it's pricey.
After all that, we did some Christmas shopping, and then took a taxi ride home in the dark, and looked at all the Christmas lights on the way.
Perfectly enough, when we got home.."HOME ALONE" was on TV, so we watched that too. What a great night.
After putting them to bed, I stayed up for another 3 hours wrapping presents.Worth every minute.
I feel as Christmassy as Eggnog today.