Advent Calendar: December 17, 2009: Grab Bag: Cookies for Santa…and Carrots Too!

Grab Bag
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One of my favorite Christmas memories is putting out cookies and milk for Santa Claus. My mother would help me. We didn’t have a chimney so I put the cookies and milk on a small table by our tree. But, I didn’t stop there. I asked my mom “What about the reindeer?” So every year we would fill a bucket of water and leave a few carrots out for Santa’s reindeer (I didn’t know if reindeer even ate carrots–still don’t!), but it seemed like the appropriate snack. And when I woke up on Christmas morning and saw Santa ate the cookies and drank the milk I left for him, I’d rush to the front porch window and look out to see if the carrots and water were also gone. They always were!

I guess I was thinking creatively even as as a child!