Catholic Mom has a few reminders about special December saints. She’s got great pictures AND great links, so don’t miss it.
On our Advent Paper Chain, today’s link reminded the children to place their shoes outside their bedroom doors tonight so St. Nicholas could leave them a surprise.
Little Brother was a little confused about this. Apparently he doesn’t remember this tradition from last year. First he wanted to know if he should leave ALL his shoes by his door. Then, after I explained how many shoes should be left, and who St. Nicholas was, he thought about it for a while. He came back and said, “I’m going to put my shoes by my door, and Santa Claus’s Brother will give me a surprise tonight!”
UPDATE: Little Brother has everything all ready. He put one rain boot and one sneaker by his door. At least he got a right and a left shoe….
And Middle Sister had put a pair of old church shoes outside her door yesterday because she has outgrown them. I hadn’t gotten around to taking them to the basement to box up with her other outgrown things. She decided that since these are Very Nice Looking Shoes, St. Nicholas can leave her surprise there.
Big Brother has put out ONE of his snow boots–the biggest shoes he owns.