Aidan asked "Mommy, where does Santa Claus live?"
"At the North Pole."
"Does he have a garden?"
"I'm not sure. Why don't you write a letter and ask him?"
"Oh, yeah! That's a good idea. I should ask about Mrs. Claus and all the elves too!"
"Does the baby Jesus live at the North Pole too?"
Jordan was singing jingle bells and noticing... "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all-la way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a .... Mommy, did you see the spider?"
"No, where is the spider?"
"He is with the Wise Old Elf and you are Nanny Plum!" (Those of you familiar with Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom on the Disney channel may follow this.)
"I am not Nanny Plum, I am your mommy!"
"Oh yeah! I knew that!"
And he toddled off to play with his Dobot toys.
"Mommy, where is Santa Claus now?"
"I think getting organized for Christmas."
"Can we go there and see it?"
"Mommy, how does my hair look?"
"It looks good."
"Does it look better parted to the side or combed down?"
"I like parted to the side."
I think puberty is upon us ... Dear Lord, give me patience on how to handle it.
"Do you want a Christmas cookie?"
"Oh, yes, very much please!"
"Here are two."
Hugs and smiles from Aidan.
"You are the best Mommy in the whole wide world of the Little Kingdom." (Yes, it's another Disney reference!)
There is much beauty in questions. Especially when it pulls you out of your own darkness and makes you reflect on the beauty and sweetness that is always there if you are paying attention.