The Princess loves story-telling. Whenever she can’t choose a book for me to read to them, she would ask if I can tell her a story instead. Lately, she decided to try telling stories herself. Her favorite subject is often about me and her on an adventure and yes, they all sound like one of Dora’s adventure except the main characters were mommy and Ki.
But last night, she decided to tell a story about Santa Claus. Now, I’m not really sure how much she knows about Santa as I don’t really talk about him to them so it was interesting to hear her story.
Santa Came to Town by Princess Ki
Once upon a time, Santa Clause came to town on his sled. He had so many gifts to give away. He was laughing, “HO! HO! HO!” so loudly that all the children heard him. They all change in their best clothes and came out of their house to see Santa.
When Santa saw the children, he gave them their toys. Only good girls have gifts. Santa didn’t give any gifts to the bad boys.
But there is one good girl, her name is Isabella, who didn’t get any gift. It made Isabella sad so she started to cry.
Santa said, “Don’t cry Isabella, I still have a lot of gifts in my sleigh. Would you like to help me get more gifts?”
So Isabella stopped crying and went with Santa in his sleigh. When they got there, he took a gift from his sleigh and gave it to Isabella.
Everyone said, “Thank you, Santa!”
When it was time for Santa to leave, he noticed that his 8 deer are missing.
Mommy (interrupting the story): Darling they are not deer. They’re called reindeer.
Princess: Yes, I forgot. Every Christmas deer become reindeer.
(Disclaimer: I’m not so sure how many reindeer Santa has, but the Princess is very sure that Santa always has eight reindeer pulling his sleigh.)
“Where did my 8 reindeer go?” Santa asked. He started to whistle to call them and sure enough, they came flying back to Santa. They were hiding on the roof.
Santa said goodbye to the children and he and his reindeer flew up to the sky, happily ever after.
Mommy: Since Santa gave you a gift, what would you give him in return?
Princess Ki: I want to give him a sleigh mommy.
Princess: He needs another sleigh in case his old one broke.
Mommy: Do you know where to find one?
Princess: At the toy store.
Mommy(laughing): Sure darling!
The Princess promised me more story tonight. Maybe I should keep writing them for her. Then someday, we can read them again.