Thursday, December 10th, 2009
First Letter to Santa
A neighbor knocked on our door this week with a message from our postal carrier. “Tell that family with the little girl down the street to send a letter to Santa.”
The carrier apparently buys some trinkets at a dollar store and sends them back via mail. Odd, as if we need more plastic junk, but okay, it kick-started us on the whole letter-writing thing.
Here’s her letter transcribed after simply explaining she should tell Santa what she’d like for Christmas:
From [her name]
I love wot you bring to mee. I wont a winde up robote and a sllae bel and a rane dere costoom.
Thaengc you Sannta! [street address and phone number]
We erased the phone number and covered it with stickers because the thought of an adult requesting a letter from our daughter has a slight creepiness to it.
Ohh, nuts. We’ve already bought her gifts. At no point did she express a desire for a wind-up robot, sleigh bell or reindeer costume. The sleigh bell is an obvious reference to the book version of Polar Express. Sometime next week I’ll do a round-up of the items we’ve selected for our kids.