How about twenty of the cutest faces with reindeer hats and red cherry noses greeting me as I entered the classroom today! They all asked if I liked their hats and cute noses. With a big smile on my face I spoke aloud and said, “I think Santa would love to have all of you helping him to pull the sleigh, loaded with toys and presents for everyone but only if they had been good.” Ms Millie we were all good they chanted, and so I thought I would share the stocking saga from my childhood years. “I mentioned hanging my Christmas stocking and hoping it would be filled with goodies and penny candies but if I had been bad there would only be pieces of coal. The widened eyes and open mouths just for a moment was priceless as I went on to explain I never really heard that any of my friend’s stockings were filled with coal.”
In retrospect, it was just a ploy to get us to be good. And it seemed to work as I never did receive any coal.
It was time for the party to end and as I handed a decorated candy cane to each child I also wished them a very Merry Holiday. I added that I would miss them and they seemed to like that as they wished me a very Merry Christmas and a thank you in return. It is one of the best feelings for me helping these children and it just makes me so very happy.
For me it will be two long weeks, but not for the teachers and students. January 9 2012 will be a great start to the New Year for Ms Millie.
Happy Holidays to all…………
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