Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Somehow or other it came just the same.
Welcome back to the Blogosphere to all the bloggers who managed to shut off their computers and spend the holiday with family and friends. I managed to stay off my computer until after Katie went to bed at 9pm. I suffered all sorts of withdrawal symptoms but managed to survive by keeping busy cooking our Christmas dinner and playing with Katie's new toys.

This year by far was the most exciting for us as parents of a four year old. Katie suffered the Christmas Eve anxiety over a big fat man in a red suit busting into our house while we were sleeping. Strange enough she loves "HoHo" but only if he remains a harmless stuffed toy or cartoon character. The moment HoHo came alive at the mall, she refused to come anywhere near him. The rumors of the real live HoHo coming in the middle of the night were a bit scary for her by bedtime.

Watching "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" on Saturday afternoon didn't help much either. As if her uncertainties over Santa Claus weren't bad enough, now she had fears over a green Bogeyman Grinch threatening to take Christmas away. Nevertheless, come Christmas morning despite our anxieties, "Christmas came. Somehow or other it came just the same."

Katie ran into our bedroom while we pretended to be asleep, gently tapping me on the back and while trying like the dickens to hold in explosive shrieks of joy she whispered, "Momma, it's Christmas. It's here now and there is presents all over the place!"

She made out very good this year as Santa and his elves fashioned together a gorgeous wooden easel. We provided many gifts of art supplies to go with it. Her other gifts from family and friends ranged from Dollies to reading books. The Easel has proved thus far to be her best gift of the year. For as her very first masterpiece drawn upon it was in tribute and thanks to the Big Old Fat Guy she loving knows as "HoHo."

Stumble It! .......posted by Margaret @ 11:31 AM  
  • At 2:52 PM, Blogger Dr.John said…

    Glad you had a great Christmas. When I played Ho Ho Ho I was suprised by tyhe number of kids that were afraid of me.

  • At 3:18 PM, Blogger The Little Woman said…

    What a beautiful Christmas dress!! I am so glad you guys had a great Christmas. Mine remained relatively Jerry Springer free!

  • At 10:33 PM, Blogger Melli said…

    Awwwwwwww... I LOVE it! I sO miss getting "woken up" like that!!! That is just sooooooo sweet!!! Glad ya all had a great day!

  • At 1:51 AM, Blogger Deepak Gopi said…

    Your daughter is the most beautiful child I have ever seen in this world.

  • At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Margie!
    Katie is as Deepak said - the most beautiful child.! Many blessings to Katie! All the best to her!

  • At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Jessica said…

    Looks like she is having fun with that easel!

  • At 5:54 AM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said…

    Aw, what a cutie!

    Welcome back, indeed.

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