This year we are beginning to tell Lainy Ann the stories of Christmas. We have talked about Santa and leaving out cookies, we have talked about Mary having a baby, we have watched the Rudolph special on television, and she is learning the traditional carols in school. As we drive around the neighborhood she yells when she sees the lights and especially if she sees a blow-up Santa.
So I have asked her what she wants Santa to bring her on 2 seperate occasions. The first time she wanted an apple and the second time she wanted milk. No mention of commercialism; Dora, Cinderella, movies, stickers, anything. I would like to think this is because I do such a great job screening commercials and I don't spend too much time in the toy section at the store. But it is probably because her imagniation isn't that developed yet. I will enjoy this last Christmas where I can do all my shopping at the grocery store and start coming up for excuses as to why she can't have a puppy.