Don't you LOVE the little ones?
The WONDER and the FIRM belief they have in all things magical?
Without any doubt whatsoever, they are thrilled and mystified by this time of year.
I want to treasure these years as much as I can, since I KNOW they won't last long.
Case in point.......
I wanted to make "Santa footprints" for Christmas morning this year, but I forgot when we celebrated on Wed.
So, this a.m. "Santa" stopped by to leave one last thing and left footprints in front of our fireplace (thanks Mare for the great idea!).
They didn't see them at first, so I asked my oldest (and most observant) to go pick up some toys over there before breakfast.
She walked in the room and picked up an armful of toys and then stopped and looked.......then took a step and looked more.......and finally went over and bent over to investigate further. She didn't even see the "fairy dust" that Santa left.
She came and said "Mom, there's something on the ground.....I think it's footprints"
Aislyn and I promptly came to investigate too.
I acted surprised and Aislyn was in awe too.
I said "I think it's from Santa's boots", then I pointed to the necklaces hanging on the fireplace and said "Look, I think he left you guys some fairy dust!"
They asked what it was on the ground and I told them it must be magical North Pole snow that doesn't melt.
They both gave me the "oh, that makes great sense!" look and went back to touching the snow and talking about Santa's visit and his "magical, non~melting snow".
Just like that.....they believed that it was Santa's footpirnts.
It's great to be 3 and 5 (and have your parents make fake footprints on your carpet with flour)
They were so excited to show daddy when he woke up. They both explained to him about the magical non~melting snow as if they knew it all along.
So fun to have little ones.
So, even though this is late for this year.....keep it in mind for next year. You might even be able to use baking soda.......I just didn't have enough.
To make yours: Find hubby's boot and trace in onto a large piece of paper and cut out. Then, use the "hole" for a stencil and use a fine mesh sieve to sprinkle flour onto the carpet. Then, tap excess off your stencil and turn it over next to the 1st one to make the other foot (turning it over makes it the opposite shoe, so you only have to cut one stencil).