Santa Claus Parade: Wish Lists, Nail Polish and CTV

Tomorrow is the Santa Claus Parade, the start of the Christmas season in our house. We’ve got our parade gear ready to go: air cushions, a blanket, Christmas cookies, a toy for the toy drive, and we’ll be getting our hot chocolate in the morning. All these things are important but of course if you were to ask the kids I’m sure they would say their letters to Santa are the most important.

Each night this past week my husband has taken one child at a time to wander the isles of the toy store, making a list and taking pictures of the items they wanted to add to their wish list to Santa. On Friday we all sat down and worked on the letters together. We had crayons and stickers and flyers and tape and glue and paper to put the letters together. My 8-year old decided to write her list out in full, alternating the colours red and green. Of course a list of 17 items takes a while to rewrite (she stopped at 5). My 6-year old did a combination of writing and pictures and my 3-year old filled her paper with a drawing on one side and pictures of pink dolls on the other. They had a great time putting their letters and notes together. They even worked on them without fighting.

The folks from CTV Toronto even popped by to talk to us about our preparations for the parade.

For some added Christmas fun, my two girls had me paint their nails too. It could have been red. It could have been green. Why decide when you can have both.

How did you get ready for your Santa Claus Parade experience?

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