Jacob saw Santa shortly after Thanksgiving and has taken his promise to Santa very seriously. Here is how the conversation went.
S: Have you been a good boy this year?
J: Sometimes I'm good and sometimes I'm bad.
S: Well, you better be good until Christmas so I can come.
I didn't actually hear this conversation but Jacob told me about it afterwards. He is now very concerned about what Santa will think. Here are some of the ways Jacob is trying to impress Santa.
-Friday night Matthew left some megablocks out in the living room. While I was in the shower yesterday, Jacob threw open the door and announced that Santa will be upset if there are mega blocks on the floor when he gets here. I promised we would clean them up. He then insisted that we vacuum and shampoo the carpets for Santa also.
- Jacob wanted to know where the "magic fireplace" would come down when Santa arrived. I told him I did not know since I'm not awake when Santa comes. He thought it was probably by the window and Christmas tree. He was then concerned about finding the perfect place for his stocking.
- Jacob has informed me that we have to leave cookies and milk out for Santa. I don't think he realizes the dogs will probably eat the cookies long before Santa arrives.
- Jacob will sleep in his own bed (he usually refuses and sleeps in mine) on Christmas eve. That way he won't get in trouble with Santa that night. He will go back to sleeping in mine the next night (despite my suggestions that maybe he could just move to his bed permanently at that time).
Christmas is still 5 days away and the anxiety and excitement is building. The house must be perfect for Santa. I am sure he will be happy to help clean that day. Unfortunately, I will lose all Santa leverage on Christmas morning.