Jacob is almost 5, which seems to be the perfect age to really get into the whole Santa Clause thing. If you’ll remember back to our visit to sit on Santa’s lap, Kelly didn’t want to have anything to do with him but Jacob was perfectly happy to sit on his lap all day long, smiling and telling him what he wanted for Christmas.
We have been getting voicemails from Santa every day. It’s amazing how if Santa Clause says “I hear you haven’t been listening to your Mom and Dad very well” Jacob will get off the phone and turn into Golden Child. He’ll listen the first time, go around helping out with extra chores around the house, etc. He has been a dream helper around the house this week, just because I will remind him that “Santa Clause is watching.”
This week we even received letters in the mail directly from Santa at the North Pole. Included in the letters were Christmas ornaments for our tree, made especially for the kids by the Elves in Santa’s workshop. This really got Jacob’s attention and now the countdown to Christmas Day has officially begun for him. He’s beside himself with excitement. My countdown to the end of using Santa Clause as a bribe has officially begun to. I wonder if I could stretch out using Santa Clause is watching as a behavior modification program throughout next year. Think it would work?
Anyway, the real reason for my posting today is that I wanted to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas. May the magic of the holiday season stay with you through the year and may you have peace and happiness in each and every day. God Bless!