i figured the time was gonna come soon enough.
my son's 10.
i figured he would be into the non-believer santa mode now.
i figured i better have a way to explain that santa is not really real,
that the video that he was getting directly from santa was not real,
that the picture of santa in our living room was not real,
that the packages labeled "from santa" was not real
that the red light in the sky we saw on christmas eve was really a plane and not rudolph's nose.
so i planned on telling him the truth,
or more so, his friends telling him and i as a parent would be excused from the explanation without even trying.
but i figured wrong.
hey buddy, you think santa's coming this year?
gawd mom! are you kidding me? my friends said he's not real. they are so dumb!
what exactly did your friends say?
they said it's just the parents and santa's not real!
oh they are so messed up.
and he walks away shaking his head
before i get a chance to respond.
it looks like another year of "from santa" labels, wrapping santa's gifts up separately from ours, putting cookies and milk out, and searching for that red light in the sky before he goes to bed.
not to mention,
jingling the bells later so he'll hear it when he is really awake pretending to be asleep, and eating stale cookies and warm sour milk first thing in the morning cuz i forgot to do it the night before, or assembling toys so they are ready in the wee hours of the morning cursing those darn directions that skip important steps.
so where is santa when i need him?!?!
i think i see him now!
well aren't they funny!
1. pour some red candy melt on parchment paper
2. allow to set a few minutes
3. just before it dries completely,
score as shown about 2 inches apart
4.grab a tree cookie cutter
5. place on top of one of the scored sections
6. push down using the top third of the cutter only
7. remove carefully
8. keep going
9. til you make a bunch
now take some white chocolate covered oreos, green mint oreos and peppermint red oreos and pair them up. then make the little signs as shown below, cutting the names out individually.
put the names aside, grab the white oreos, and do this:
1. use red candy melt to draw a smile as shown
2. now attach the hat using more candy melt
3. embellish the hat with white candy melt in another decorator's bag
4. add your chalkboard sign made out of a piece of black sugar sheet and written with white food coloring
5. dot some candy melt for the eyes and nose
6. attach to face
7. now grab some mint oreos
8. squiggle vanilla candy melt and sprinkles on top
9. attach santa face before the vanilla candy dries-you may need to hold the santa face for a minute to take hold
now repeat a million times
if you need to make a bunch like i did.
and off they go...
something we all need not only this holiday season but for everyday of the year.
no wonder my kid still believes in santa!