On the night before Christmas, a child in a house
As the whole family slept, behaved just like a mouse...
And crept on soft toes down red-carpeted stairs.
Her hand held the paw of her favourite bear.
I just couldn't resist this book
The illustrations are just dreamy and the words... a traditional story in modern times... perfect.
I'm planning to read it to the boys tonight; who knows, out of three one might listen a little... (and chances are it'll be the one who 'knows' wink/wink)
"For the best gift of all is to truly believe
In the wonderful night that we call Christmas Eve,
When adults remember, of all childhood's laws,
This time in December will bring Santa Claus.
Oh yes, I'm going to get those decorations out of the garage right now.
(and tomorrow we'll put the tree up... ho ho ho!)