Elves??…no! Reindeer?? No….Christmas trees! Yup according to Amu my 3 yr old, those are Santa’s helpers!
To put that epiphany into context…last night Amu was busy making Christmas trees using felt traingles and popsicle sticks. He was busy decorating his felt triangle with lots of sequins and glitter and foam bits and other stuff from our craft box. I was generally chatting with him as he worked. I noticed that he was sticking thin long triangular scraps of felt on his trees along with googly eyes. Surprised at this interesting choice of decoration given the many buttons and sequins we had, I asked him what the extra triangles were for.
Amu: Oh – that is a nose (isn’t that obvious???)…and these are eyes (in case i did not get that either)
Me: ok…that’s different! How come you chose to put those on the tree?
Amu: Because Christmas trees have eyes and a nose! (very matter of factly)
Me: Oh really?
Amu: Yeah..they have to tell Santa who is being naughty and nice. How is Santa going to know otherwise?
Duh…silly me..asking such basic questions! Floored once again by his incredible imagination!!!