Yesterday I had an errand to run at Lowes. I had Noble with me. I parked the car and went around to get him out. As I was lifting him out of his car seat his eyes got big and wide. In the most excited little 2 year old voice he said, "Is it HIM??? Is it Him???"
Confused, I looked around to see who he was talking about. The parking lot was empty. So I asked Noble, "Who?"
Noble then puffed out his belly and said in his deepest voice, "HO, Ho, Ho!" A smile immediately spread across my face. I had not seen anyone behind me but I had seen an inflatable Santa for the yard.
"Do you mean Santa Claus?" I asked.
"HO, Ho, Ho! Mama! Ho HO HO!" Noble replied.
"Yes that is what Santa says but his name is Santa Claus." I told him.
"No mama. He is Ho ho ho!" he informed me.
I am grateful that Christmas magic (2 year old style) is in my home this year. I LOVE it. This time of year is just so much more magical from the perspective of a 2 year old whose only Christmas wish is for trains from "Ho Ho Ho!"