So the news about the homeless man in New York who received the
boots from the police officer just gets worse by the day. Now it has been
announced that he isn’t homeless at all. He lives in an apartment in the Bronx that is paid for by using social security, military benefits and rent vouchers. Now I want to give him a boot, but just one. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/barefoot-homeless-man-not-actually-homeless-175054937.html
Things aren’t always rainbows and unicorns here in the United States but apparently they are in North Korea where archaeologists have
uncovered a unicorn lair in Pyongyang. How do they know it’s a unicorn lair you ask? Well that’s easy, there’s a rectangular rock outside of a lair with a carving of the words, ‘Unicorn lair.’ But sadly at the end of the article they state that there is no real evidence to prove that unicorns have ever been found or that they existed. And I’m sure they will continue to claim that they
have a lair but will never let us in to verify. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/11/30/north-korea-says-its-found-a-unicorn-lair
Last week at a sale I found a really old Elf on the Shelf and bought it for fifty cents! So now Mac and Will each have their own elves. It’s
been fun watching the surprised looks on their faces when they wake up in the morning but honestly I’m losing sleep over it. Mac tries to stay awake so she can catch them moving around. She sneaks about the house with a Star Wars light
sabre all lit up as a flashlight trying to bust them. It’s like being the tooth
fairy every night for a month!
Tonight is the night! It’s a tradition for my family that on the eve of December 5th you leave out your shoes for Saint Nick before you go to bed and if you’re being good you will find candy or toys in your shoes in the morning. If you’ve been bad you can expect coal. It’s sort of an opportunity for the kids to turn things around before Christmas if they haven’t been behaving.
I’ve lived in many different cities and states and have discovered that there are many people who don’t follow this tradition. If you are one of them why not start now? It’s just another shot of the magical part
of Christmas. I love nothing more than seeing Christmas through the eyes of my children and I love having traditions that I know they will continue for their children.
But for me Saint Nick is much deeper. You see, I was born on December 6th so my mom told me early on that she set out her shoes for Saint Nick one night and when she woke up in the morning there I was. (Looking back she must have been bad- talk about a huge lump of coal!) Now hopefully you don’t find any babies in your shoes in the morning, but you never know!
Do you follow the Saint Nick tradition at your house?