18 Dec I Couldn’t Find Santa Last Night
Last night I dreamt that I couldn’t find Santa and he didn’t arrive on Christmas Eve with wrapped presents. I had a full on “couldn’t sleep in the middle of the night at 3am” kind of dream about him.
I mean it’s ridiculous right. I’ve seen him at three different events already this year; the School Fair, St George’s Hall, and at Thomas Land last week. I know he has told my girls he is going to bring them what their hearts desire, so why am I waking in the night worrying about it.
Hubby seems to be sleeping soundly next to me. In fact he isn’t just sleeping soundly he is snoring in bed. He inherently knows Santa is going to turn up on Christmas Eve and deliver beautifully wrapped presents to everyone (including him) so why can’t I sleep, like him, and why am I looking for him in my sleep!
Just before I went to sleep last night I was chatting to some other mums on Twitter about running out of time before Christmas to make everything happen. It seems that Santa in some houses brings beautifully wrapped presents every year, in others it varies depending on what he’s brought, and in some houses he puts presents into a sack and doesn’t wrap them at all (clever Santa). This must have got me thinking.
I started to worry that Santa hasn’t understood what everyone in my house wants for Christmas. I started to worry he didn’t have enough wrapping paper. I wondered if I would be able to find the stockings for him to put the presents in. I worried that maybe he didn’t know what they wanted because we didn’t write proper letters to him and have relied on chats in grottos, they can be quite noisy and busy places as I’m sure you know. In my middle of the night state I pictured disappointed little faces if the fairy castle doesn’t arrive (as it is unlikely to do, due to earlier Santa requests). I’m sure Santa will deliver other amazing gifts but I just can’t be sure it’s what they want. Will Santa get it right?
As it happens I’ve got twice as much time as I had last year to make it all work, and speak to Santa about it, but as was ever thus, appear to be much further behind. Maybe I just have a little more time to think about it so I’m worrying about things that last year didn’t seem quite so important such as where does Santa actually live? Will he take my calls? Do you think he answers emails and can change his mind at this last minute? Have the elves got time to make new presents if I promise to send the other ones back?
Disclaimer: this is my middle of the night dream, so I know he is real, he will get it right and that he lives in the North Pole obviously!