Letter to Santa
My daughter is counting down the days to Christmas. 'Has Santa got my letter yet?' she asks impatiently.
‘He gets them all in the end,’ I tell her. ‘But he doesn’t always have everything children ask for.’
This is an important point as requests to the man in red come big and small. When she was four her letter began: ‘Dear Father Christmas. Can I please have a laptop and an orange?'
Sadly laptops were out of stock down at Santa’s Grotto. I think that there may be a similar problem with one of this year’s choices: a Nintendo DS!
I’m sure Father Christmas can provide another orange. But I suspect that fruit won't quite make up for the missing DS. It may be true that all you need is love but kids expect a bit more from the big guy when he comes down the chimney.
And what about your letter to Santa? Is there something that you would love as a present from the North Pole? Remember that Santa is on a tight budget. Ferraris are definitely out of stock!
I think my Beatles titles were a bit too hard last week – so well done to Anita, who got nearly all of them and to Adek and Adriana. The titles were Julia, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, In My Life and The Ballad of John and Yoko. The last one doesn’t sound like a Beatles’ song though, does it?
I also forgot to put my name on the end of the post. Doh! Thank you to James and Leila for rectifying this error in the comments.
I’ve only included one Beatles song this week –and it’s a tricky one. Don’t waste too much time looking for it, especially if you’ve still got Christmas shopping to do!
All best to you all
Impatiently – reluctantly, when you want something to happen quickly
Out of Stock – when an item is no longer available
Grotto – where Santa’s elves live and work. Please don’t try checking on Google Maps!
Nintendo DS – hand-held games consol loved by kids of all ages!
Make up for compensate
Chimney – children are told that Father Christmas delivers presents by coming down the chimney into the fireplace. In many modern homes he must make other arrangements!
Doh! – Expression of annoyance made famous by Homer Simpson
Tricky – difficult, not obvious
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