This past saturday, my husband and I took our neighbor gal and her 2 kids, Hayden 5 and Lillee 2 to the Annual Christmas Dinner. We had a lovely time just so everyone knows. It was a potluck and it was wonderful, there weren't many people there, I would say maybe 40-50 at the most. And Hayden and Lillee were the only 2 kids there. The oldest people there were one of the ladies that goes sewing on Tuesdays where I go and her hubbys Cousins were both 94 years old, still walks and very alert and very sweet couple. And there was going to be a Santa Claus. Sort of disappointing that there was only the two kids. The kids were very well behaved, and I must pat my neighbor Rashelle on the back for doing such a good job raising her kids alone.
Anyways, one of the other ladies I go and sew with that is a member here Nicky (HI NICKY)...her darling hubby has white hair and a white beard and mustache. Anyways Hayden comes over to me and says....thats Santa Claus's helper LOLOL Was so funny. Because earlier he had asked me where Santa was and I told him he was probably eating his dinner before he came. So Hayden tells me that Nicky's husband was Santas helper. So I think that he knows the Santa Secret but I am not quite sure.
So, the lady that is in charge of the dinner and singing and such has been doing it for I think she said maybe 25 years. But every year she reads the book The night before Christmas...next to the Christmas tree. The two kids went and sat on the floor in front of her and really was paying alot of attention. And Rashelle also was sitting down on the floor with the kids and another lady was there too. So Lillee comes over and Grabs my husband Charles (swampfox) by the hand....walks him up to where they were sitting and had him sit there and listen to the story too. Was just as precious as could be. Lillee loves Charles so very much. She "hung" out with him for a good part of the evening. So anyways Santa comes out and Hayden went and sat on his lap and told him what he wanted. When it was Lillees turn to sit on Santas lap....there was NO WAY she was going to do that.
So on the way home Hayden says to me.....Why didn't Santa eat his cookies and drink his milk? I was surprised that he actually had noticed...So I told Hayden that he didnt eat them yet because he had a full belly because he had just finished eating dinner. And he says Okay.
I know this is long, but I just wanted to share with you the most enjoyable evening I have had in a very long time. Merry Christmas to everyone. Please keep safe.