Friday, December 24, 2010

A child's Christmas

A few weeks ago, with a worried frown, Georgia announced, "Might be there is no Santa."
"Really?  What makes you think that?"
"Some kids say there is no Santa Claus.  That he is make believe."
"Well, that's a shame for them.  You know that Santa only comes to kids who believe in him, don't you?  He won't come to kids who don't believe in him.  So what do you think, Georgia, do you think he's real?"
Her little face brightened - "Yes!"

A few hours later Georgia asked me if I'd help her make Christmas presents for everyone in our family.  "I want to make all my presents with my own two hands.  Not just go out and buy them - that is just too easy!"

So for the rest of the day her little hands were busy, busy, busy.  She even made presents for the dogs, (and her aunt's cat) a paper bone for her Sammy and a new house for my Lewey.  The old wine cask is probably ill advised but I don't think the dog will mind.


Georgia has embraced the spirit of Christmas. Perhaps this will be her last with the true innocence of a child, where anything is possible. 

 I wish you all a wonderful Christmas full of love and joy.

To see how the rest of the FSO team interpreted this weeks "Christmas" topic, just pop over here.


  1. O the little girl is such a treasure! I remember making all my cards as a child and giving some to the animals! So good to see that this tradition is still alive!

    A very Happy Christmas from a fellow Aussie!

  2. I wish that everyone could look at Christmas with the eyes of a child. It's a wonderful way to celebrate the season.
    Merry Christmas,Pauline.

  3. Perhaps Santa is real. Perhaps it's the adults who are wrong. Perhaps...... Whatever it shows that Georgia has a lovely nature (but I knew that anyway).

  4. great post Pauline. the innocence of children. oh to see life through their eyes. I love the presents she has made, very special.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  5. Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas celebrations!

  6. Of course he's real. Merry Christmas.

  7. I do love a gift made from a wine cask!

    Hope you're having a wonderful holiday!

  8. this is wonderful. My best memories are the yeaars my children and I made gifts for everyone. This memory will last her lifetime.

  9. How adorable! I'm glad my kids both still believe :-)

  10. That was a lovely idea of your daughters.
    Happy Christmas.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  11. Thanks for sharing such a sweet story. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  12. Merry Christmas, we didn't have Santa and I didn't tell my kids about Santa too.

    Did you have leg of lamb?

  13. Loving the wine cask gift. We had a bloke in our neighbourhood who decorated a roundabout tree, partly with blown-up wine bladders. Good old Aussie ingenuity!


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