This morning I was greeted by an early Christmas gift from Emily. It was a little book she had written and illustrated in her class entitled, "All I Want For Christmas". Each page is written in the form of a letter.
While Rick didn't see the humor in it so much, by the time I finished reading, I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. It is worth sharing:
I need a hamster so when you are gone I can have someone with me so I won't be alone.
Your Amazing and Awesome,
I can play with it and feed it with a bowl of food and water and I could give it treats.
I would have it for keeping company when I am in my room and no one is in there with me. I would have it in it's cage so it wouldn't escape.
I could read it stories and listen to music with it and when Lela is in the shower I could play with it.
Your Sweetpea Girl 5,
If you really want to make me happy this Christmas than can you please get me a hamster.
When I was young and would ask for something, my dad would expect me to provide him with reasons why what I desired would be beneficial not only to me, but to him and the family. I think this little book reminded me so much of myself and that is why I love it.
And no, there is not going to be a hamster under the tree on Christmas morning, but her birthday is coming soon, so maybe......