Friday, December 25, 2009
My Santa Secret
Every Christmas I get to be Santa for my three nieces. When my sister buys gifts for Santa to give the girls, she and I meet with our cars in a neutral location, and she transfers the packages from her car to mine. Then I take them home and wrap them in special "Santa" paper. I keep them at my house until Christmas Eve. This ensures that the girls will not find them if they go "snooping" around their house. It is true that no hiding place would be safe from them!
On Christmas Eve, while my sister and her family are having dinner with her in-laws, my husband and I take the packages over to her house and hide them in the basement. Then after the girls are asleep, the Santa gifts are taken upstairs and put under the tree. We also provide the stocking stuffers and candy canes that Santa hangs on the tree. We think the oldest niece, Sarah, is beginning to catch on. Last year she asked her mom: "is Aunt Judy Santa Claus?".