I first brought up the subject of Christmas lists a few weeks ago, telling Asher we were going to write letters to Santa. Being a literal three year old, he wanted to know WHAT LETTERS. I didn’t understand his question, and we went back and forth for a while before he clarified: “No, mama – what letters? A? O? G?” Once we cleared up that misunderstanding, I explained to Asher that he could just cut out pictures of what he wanted, tape them to a piece of paper, and send that paper to Santa. This percolated in his little head for a while, until he came home from school on Wednesday and declared that he was going to make his christmas list. I was expecting pages of things, since he had been going through the toy catalogs and circling pretty much everything. Instead, what I got was this:
He recruited Gideon to write “From Asher To Santa” on the back, and then brought the paper to me and asked me to send it to Santa. I asked Asher what all these things were, and he said, “A pink toothbrush. That cereal that looks like candy. Half a candy christmas tree. Do you think Santa will bring me all this?” Without a doubt, kiddo. Best Christmas list ever.