It's a rare sight to see...
Dorothy in front of a Christmas tree
and Dorothy sitting on Santa's lap!
I think these pictures pretty much say it all. The Muffin likes to make things a little interesting.
I was happy that her tummy seemed to be better and we were going to be able to go to the library Christmas party. We have enjoyed Storytime so much this year and I knew today would be lots of fun. I told her I would get her clothes and we would get dressed. She immediately charged in front of me and decided to pick her own clothes out. She had a completely un-festive outfit on and then had the idea of wearing her Dorothy dress. I shouldn't be surprised since we had been looking at picture albums all morning and she had commented on how cousin Callie used to have a Dorothy dress and ruby slippers, too.
Muff was watching her friend Lily and totally missed Santa getting out of his minivan, (black with a BIG red stripe down the side) bells jingling. The librarian asked how he was feeling and he started telling her about his latest chiropactc appointment as he removed his red coat and hat from the back of the van that was parked in a handicap parking spot. We did our usual "welcome" song, read two books and had a flannel board story. Then, we gathered around the piano to sing a few Christmas songs. After that, we sat down, sang Jingle Bells and then Santa walked in. Santa is so nice! He read Twas the Night Before Christmas and discussed the whole Santa/St. Nick debacle as well as how most people mispronounce Donder as Donner because of the famous recording of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He explains that Donder and Blitzen are Donder and Blitzen because that's thunder and lightning in German and they are super-powerful and strong.
Anyway, The Muffin waited quietly in line with a few of her friends and was happy to hop up on Santa's lap. She refused to talk to him or look at him. She did nod "yes" when he asked if she'd been a good girl. He told her how important it was to be a good listener, go to bed at bedtime wear your seatbelt, eat your fruits and vegetables, clean up your toys and wear a helmet when you ride a bike or scooter. I think the big guy covered it all!