*Festivus (i.e., this post may have Festivus hints)
‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, when all through the house I was a reading a book because books relax me.
Our tree still not up, nor stockings hung, but we still had hope that Santa Claus soon will be here.
Our kittens were nestled all snug in their beds, while we were still eating dinner.
When outside the house, came sirens, blue and red, and wailing
So loud, the kitties wake, and we run outside.
When, what to our wondering eyes did appear,
Five cop cars, two fire trucks, all dressed in bling lights.
Behind them, a sleigh, a little old driver, and eight tiny reindeer.
“It’s Santa Claus,” exclaimed my children.
Collecting canned goods and unwrapped toys.
All for the little ones, Christmas joys.
Ho ho ho who wouldn’t go…we all did. It was fun!
This is a tradition in our town when the police and fire department get together to give Santa Claus a full escort through all the neighborhoods in the city. Santa takes pictures with kids and tosses candy canes. I was excited in spite of the fact that I didn’t get a candy cane this year. The city provides a calendar announcing when they will be arriving in your neighborhood, but I do not look because I like to be surprised. This is the seventh year in this neighborhood and, once again, I was surprised. I think, Wow, what are all those sirens!
Do you have traditions in your city or neighborhood? Please share. These things make life rich and memorable, don’t you think?