Sunday, December 7, 2008
Today is St Nicholas Day. The tradition of leaving your shoe outside your door to be filed with treats was passed down from my husband's German family. When I got home from work at 12:30am they were waiting for me to fill them.
Christoph had an interesting conversation with Emily when they were putting the shoes out. He told the girls the story of St. Nicholas. When he was done, Emily wanted to know who would leave the treats in the shoes. "St Nicholas?" she asked. "No" Christoph responded, "It's someone who loves you very much." Is it God?" was Emily's next guess. The correct guess of Mommy came third. She was rather disappointed to hear that St. Nicholas died a long time ago and wouldn't be doing the job himself.