Christmas Books - Oscar Approved
I'll be taking the next couple of weeks off to enjoy some much needed rest time. The SO has time off and we've been in complete isolation for 3 weeks so that my sister and her SO, who have also been in isolation, can spend time together. I miss Jessie with every fiber of my being so pardon my absence as I soak up the entire visit. Here's the last post of 2020. 2020...don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Right around Thanksgiving, the SO made an observation.
"We don't have any Christmas books." I gasped and ran up to the attic where my personal library sits, very organized, on shelves. I found...three. Two chapter books and one picture book my sister gave Oscar a few years ago. How could this be? It appears that Hanukkah books weren't the only holiday books of mine to disappear.
Oscar is now two and a half and before this holiday season we discussed how we would approach the whole "Santa" thing. Neither the SO or I are religious so we didn't have a religion to hang our hats on for the holiday. Santa was something we felt like we could do but we just weren't sure how to start. How parental. After a brief discussion we decided we would tell him the basic few things and follow his lead. If he was interested, cool, if not, also cool.
I'm sure 99% of you out there could predict, better than us, how this went. Oscar latched on to Santa Claus, Frosty, Rudolph, the whole thing tighter than he clings to his favorite toy in bed. We live in Santa land now. He frequently "sees" Santa flying through the air on his sleigh, he spots him in every single decoration on every single house we walk by. It was clear that we needed to get some books. The SO jumped on it almost faster than Oscar did so we now have A LOT of books. Here they are and they are all Oscar approved.
Hurry, Santa! by Tomie dePaolo
Santa is in a hurry, he's got Christmas obligations after all! He gets suited up, heads out the door, and then...oh no! Santa's got to go! A Santa who forgets to go to the bathroom? You got it! We were all giggling at the Santa running back to the house to go to the bathroom.
|Best friends forever.|
What is the best Christmas book to buy a toddler obsessed with marching bands? One who also happens to love every Sandra Boynton book every made? THIS book! There are bass drums and bassoons (shout out! I used to play bassoon too!) and snare drums and tubas...and reindeer and Santa! What more could a kid want in a Christmas book? This is a book Oscar sleeps with so it was a bit tricky to get a picture. Often he wakes up singing, "Boom-biddy-boom!