23/12 – The Two Santa’s.

This morning I woke up at 9am, I went into Munch’s room he was awake with the light on but just laying in bed. The 1st thing he said to me was “can you pass me my hair please”. He wanted his Halloween wig, and wore it for most of the morning. He asked to split his hour of computer into 2 1/2’s again, so had sometime playing club penguin.

Munch played for a while in his room before it was time for us to go to the Christmas party at the Children’s Centre across the road. Munch had a great time whilst there, he alway’s make’s friends easily and I had a nice easy time as he was off playing and eating.

Half way through the party, it was time to sit on the mat’s in a big circle for a Christmas Story and then they all had to make lots of noise to let Santa know they were there, what Munch didn’t know was that daddy was playing the part of santa.

Santa knocked on the door and above 30 other children all you could hear was Munch shouting, it’s santa. it’s santa!! We were worried that he would clock straight away that it was daddy, but he didn’t. He just sat scowling at Santa and when he though nobody was looking, he had a big beaming smile on his face. Munch still finds it really hard to accept anything good happening to him. We were sitting at the side of santa and you could see the elastic of the beard, so Munch kept saying, he’s fake. I just said that Santa was very busy and so he had some helper santa’s, he excepted this readily, and never once did he think it was daddy, not even when his little friend shouted “Santa’s got tattoo’s” as hubby has a tattoo on his wrist.

Afterwards, we hung around to say our goodbyes and Merry Christmas’s to the staff, so daddy had time to get home and be sitting at the table drinking tea by the time we got home, Munch was full of tales, of ‘fake’ santa’s and tattoo’s, oh to be so innocent again.

We had an hour at home before heading off to visit Santa again at a local shopping Centre, I had booked this long before I knew about the Children’s Centre Party or I would not have booked them together, we arrived just in time for our slot, so me and Munch jumped out of the car and run in to find Santa’s Grotto, daddy made it in just in time to come in. This Santa was lovely, he asked Munch what he wanted for christmas, I was waiting for the usual EVERYTHING, when Munch answered a watch, I think Santa saw the look of horror on my face, oh said he a watch, yes said Munch, a watch that is like a watch but not a watch!!!

Out we came and photo’s, key rings and fridge magnets all bought. Munch was so excited because that one was the REAL SANTA.

We had a very health Macdonald’s for tea, before heading home. In the car Munch was so tired he was falling asleep even though it was a good hour before his bedtime. Once home we sat at the kitchen table for supper and Munch decided he wanted to write his list for Santa!! 2 days before Christmas, we have been asking him to do one for weeks and weeks and he has refused and because of things from his past we have not pushed it. Anyway he wrote his list, we just kept saying it was to give Santa an idea, but he had to remember that there was only 2 days to go.

On his list he had a real parrot, with a cage, a puppy dog of his own, 2 things santa just can’t get at such short notice. Thank goodness the X Box was on there. He also added a letter which read – Dear Santa, I have been a very good boy and I listen to my mum and dad , love Munch xxx – the I listen to my mum and dad had come from a video message we had done for him from Santa earlier in the week were Santa asked Munch to listen to his mum and dad.

The letter was placed under the tree for the elves to fetch and off to bed it was, story was frantic, he was unable to kep still during snuggle time and wanted his cream, but just messed around whist he was having it so I stopped, he was being very hyper and messing around so I just left the room and went down stairs. I knew it would not be long before he called down as he will not sleep if things are left on a bad foot, 5 minutes later, mummy I need water, told him I had done his water, said good-night, love you, to which he said the same and peace reigned.

Me and hubby got all the presents wrapped, at 10.30pm I went to Tesco’s, what we have not got now we will have to go with out, once home a couple of glasses of Bailey’s were drunk, before we went to bed.