Friday, December 11, 2009

Another Letter to Santa

My mom and I volunteered in Ava's class today at school. We helped run centers about "Christmas Around the World." At one of the centers, the kids wrote a letter to Santa, and here is what Ava wrote:

"Dear Santa, I would like a kitten for Christmas. Not a stuffed one, but a real one. I've been:
Naughty (Xed out) Nice (checkmark)
Really nice. I've always wanted a real kitten. Please don't leave it in my stocking. Not in a present either. I want her in rapping paper with airholes. Love, Ava

I love how Ava is concerned that stupid old Santa is going to wrap her kitten in a way that's going to be deadly.

I am pretty anti-pet. I can't see us getting another animal to shed fur, tear things up, scatter litter or poop all over, get into the food, be a hassle when we want to leave town, etc. But, these kids are starting to wear me down with their cute insistence. Don't tell them I said that. I am really trying to be strong.

P.S. I can't wait to write about the amazing holiday tea my mom and I attended at the Arboretum today...and I have pictures!


Rachel said...

I feel the same way you do about pets...well, at this point in my life, anyway. I LOVED having pets as a kid/teenager, so I will probably end up giving that experience to my kids as well. But not starting any time soon!

My mom and I have been to the holiday tea at the Arboretum before and it is so much fun. I'm glad you got to go and I'm looking forward to pictures!

Belinda said...

I'm not a cat person AT ALL - we have four dogs - BUT from what I've heard, cats can pretty much take care of themselves. You can leave them with litter boxes and food/water and they can be fine by themselves for a couple of weeks.