Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holiday Confusion

Christmas with Ava is finally fun this year! YAY!

It was hard to explain to her at first. Because of Halloween, she thinks all holidays are about getting dressed up and asking for "canny" (candy). The conversation went a little like this:

Me: Ava, do you know what we celebrate on Christmas?
Me: No, that's Halloween. On Christmas we celebrate Jesus.
Me: That's right, Christmas is Jesus' birthday!

It has taken a few more conversations, 2 nativity FHEs, lots of picture books, and "The Polar Express" movie (which is actually kind of creepy) but I think she has grasped the fact that we're celebrating the birth of Christ and getting stoked for Santa to come on Christmas.

I asked her what she wanted for Christmas from Santa Claus and she said, "BLUE!" .......So I'm working on that......

In the meantime, she has eradicated all feelings of grinchiness from our home, which is saying a lot because Danny lives here. (HEH HEH ZIIIIING!) She regularly sings Christmas songs that go something like, "CANNY CAAAAAANE!! CHRISIM TREEEEE!!!!! SNOWMAAAAAAAN! SANTA SANTA SANTA CLAUS!!!" Yeah, she says "Chrism" instead of "Christmas" and yesterday, trying to remember the proper pronunciation of the word, she called her ornaments "armpits" several times.

If you are feeling like a Grinch or a Scrooge this year? I will send Ava to your house for a day. She is like a little north pole elf, spreading her Christmas cheer and trying to get away with only eating from the four main food groups; candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup. You won't be a scrooge when she gets done with you.


  1. This age is SO FUN!! Obie says Santa is going to bring him Cars band-aids. And he randomly says "MERRY CHRISTMASSSS!! oh--and our daily chocolate advent calendar? Almost all gone. According to it, Christmas will be tomorrow :). He loves the Polar Express, too (and I definitely think it's kind of creepy, too--especially the guy on the top of the train.)

  2. Don't worry I sent plenty of Jesus Canny... :D that's what Aunt RaRa is for!

  3. I think I recently described Ava as a girl who is mostly made of happiness. And when you see the world from her point of view, what could she possibly see that would make her anything other than mostly happy. I say 'mostly happy' because she has to eat something from the 5th or 6th food groups (real food) occasionally.