Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Santa's Best Gift

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.
But look closer. What's that down on the floor?

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.

6 comments:

Greta Koehl said...

Brilliant idea! You're so right, children often love the simplest things the best. My girls always enjoyed looking for the beanie babies that Santa would hide in various places.

hummer said...

What a special thought. Isn't it funny how kids actually gravitate towards simple things.
Wonderful post. Thanks!
Frances

Leah Kleylein said...

What a great idea that was, I love it!!

Dorene from Ohio said...

You will never forget the balloon Christmas! Great post!

Miriam said...

Another tearjerker! Beautiful, Apple!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thanks for the Smiles!

Bill ;-)

http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"