SANTA CAME! SANTA CAME! MOM, DAD, HURRY! COME SEE!
Construx, what a great toy that was. I assure you B was quite pleased with Santa's generosity, he played with that toy for hours and hours.
1985 is the Christmas that both B and Bean remember as their favorite, most special, bestest Christmas ever! There were presents but neither remembers a single one. What they do remember is what Santa filled the living room with.
BALLOONS MOM! HE BROUGHT US BALLOONS!
Times were a bit tight back then. I had quit my job the year before to stay home with my kids. After all of the presents were placed under the tree we decided to fill up the empty spaces with a few balloons. Two bags later we were high as kites and giggling like kids ourselves. We really did not anticipate how excited the kids would be over $3 worth of balloons. They only lasted a couple of weeks but the memory will last a lifetime for all of us.
This was our third year year together as a family. They say three times a charm and for us it was. 1985 was the bestest Christmas ever.
This was written for the 19th edition of Smile for the Camera, Gift, to be hosted by footnote Maven at Shades of the Departed.