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Christmas Cookies, Christmas Questions & A Toddler Commentary of ‘Christmas Vacation’

Christmas Cookies

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a little bit of baking and cookie decorating. This year we kept it simple and made some classic gluten free sugar cookies and coconut snow balls. These sugar cookies were by far my favourite recipe. The almond extract gives the greatest flavour and they hold their shape which is perfect for toddler decorating and a huge amount of sprinkles. Isla really enjoyed the baking and decorating part this year and “by accident” loved eating the icing!

Christmas Questions

Toddlers really do say the funniest things and when Isla was asked questions about Christmas I had to document her answers.

What do you want for Christmas?
A new flashlight for camping so I can see my marshmallows!

What is Christmas all about?
Cookies and baby Jesus.

Where does Santa live?
At his workshop.

How does he deliver presents?
With his sleigh.

Who gets presents from Santa?

Who are Santa’s helpers?
Elves and other people.

Who’s first Christmas is it?
Nash’s but mine too!

What do we leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve?
Presents and Goldfish!

What is your favourite Christmas song?
Holly Jolly Christmas!

Christmas Vacation

Last night, I put the kids to bed, lit some candles, poured myself a glass of wine, made myself a snack, dimmed the lights and settled onto the couch to watch my favourite Christmas movie, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation! It had been a busy day with 2 kids with colds, Christmas baking and a trip to see Santa. Snuggling into my blanket was welcoming and the perfect end to the day.

The opening song wasn’t even finished and the pitter patter of little feet could be heard. After multiple attempts to get Isla back in bed, I decided to cut my loses. All she wanted was to snuggle on the couch with me and watch “Christmas Macation.” Fine! I started the movie back to the beginning and the questions started.

“Mommy, they are singing my favourite song! Why are they driving under a truck? That’s not good. They could hurt themselves!”

“Why is he wearing a mask on his face? I can’t wait for Halloween! Is that a big knife?”

“Oh no they broke a window! Why is that tree so big?! Can we have a tree that big?”

“Mommy why is he on the roof? Can we put up that many Christmas lights?”

“Is the house on fire?”

“Can we go to our pool? Can we swim too? Why is she taking off her bathing suit? Is she not cold?”

“Can we go sliding? What is he putting on his tube? Why did he go so fast like fire? Did he go to Walmart?”

“Why did that dog eat all of their food?”

“How come they went through the windows? They have a front door. Are they police?”

“Will Santa come to see them now? I don’t know if they are good?”

“Mommy it’s the song we sing! Here that sleigh, Santa’s on his way!”

“I’m ready for bed now. Thanks for letting me watch this with you!”

Needless to say I really didn’t spend to much time watching the movie as I was answering her multitude of questions!

Today, I am going to spend the day cleaning, picking up last minute grocery items for dinner on Friday and just enjoying this wonderful time of year! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a very Merry Christmas!

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