December 13, 2011
'Tis the season for letter writing to Santa, or as they say en la Little Havana- carticas a Santi Clo. Ok, si, there may not be snow or sleighbells in Florida, but that doesn't mean the little fingers here don't write as furious as the ones up north. I'd even say that there are MORE letters to that jolly soul from here (not because they behave better, it's just that their tiny fingers aren't frozen).
But before the letters go out we must get into the holiday spirit- South Florida style.
Christmas time in Miami.
There are no Christmas tree farms down here so off to the stores we go.....
and then come the lights and decoration.
The only proof that it's winter in this part of the country.
Of course there's a lot more preparation for the grown ups, but for the kiddies only one more task is needed- the ever important letter to good ol' Saint Nick.
And what did my grandbabies ask of Dear Santa?
The eldest, el Dr., asked for 3 items. He's in need of Legos and the villians Shredder and Dekker. When asked why he wanted villians he said he needed them so his superheroes had a reason to defend the city he was going to build with his Legos. Genio- Genius, that's him- pure genius.
And his sister La Princesa you ask? What's on her list? JU SO FONII !!! She's La Princesa and already has everything she wants. Besides, whatever comes into the house she knows is hers, so why bother with a list?
As for Rinquincaya y PicaPica- hanky alert.
When PicaPica, 5 year old grown up that he is, was asked what he wanted he said,
"I want a flower for mommy, and my family happy."
With faces brimming with joy and love, and while exclamations of awwww were heard throughout the room, we then turned to Rinquincaya. Knowing he always wants to be like his older brother, we awaited with anticipation the precious words to come. So, what do you want from Santa ?
Without hesitation he looked at all the adults in the room and said,
I didn't say you needed a big hankie....
Babushka Besos a todos. Cuidensen.
Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!
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you look at them, smile, and say-
JU SO FONII!!!