So the kids are in bed (though it's likely neither child is asleep as they're both too excited), Santa has come and gone, and in just a few hours it will be Christmas!
As tempting as it was to leave Eden in the dark about the true identity of Santa for just one year as this is her first Christmas home, we figured we'd be setting her up for some major teasing at school if we didn't clue her in. We made sure to tell her, however, that Connor doesn't know and that she should keep it a secret.
She was absolutely delighted to be let in on the grand conspiracy, and it's adorable how she talks about Santa with a whole lot of grinning and exaggerated winking. It's a good thing Connor doesn't pick up on that sort of stuff, because I'm pretty sure if he was a typical kid he would have figured out something was up about twenty seconds after we told his sister.
Oh well-- Connor could care less about where the presents come from, anyway. He's way more interested in the wrapping paper, which makes delightfully crinkly noises. And Eden's super excited to be let in on a "grown-up" kind of secret, so it all works out.
Anyway, I hope tomorrow is filled with peace and joy for all of you, or if you have children, with joyful chaos followed by peace some time late in the afternoon when the kids' Christmas cookie sugar-high wears off.
Merry Christmas to you all!
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