My friend and her little boy were in town for Xmas Eve,
so I went through my book collection and pulled out some of the best ones that I thought he'd like.
I didn't have wrapping paper--it's somewhere in our junk closet, maybe--
so I recycled the craft paper from our amazon.com purchases.
The goal was to spell his name and include a Xmas song lyric with the beginning of that name,
plus a little drawing.
So . . .
Jingle bells = J
Hark the herald Angels sing = A
Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReinDeer = D
(I realized I spelled Rudolf as an alternative spelling when it was too late.
But then I realized that it didn't really matter.)
Have yourself a mErry little Christmas = E
(Nothing Xmassy begins with an E. Nothing.)
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! = N
There was an extra book, so I threw an exclamation point in.
Jaden read each letter perfectly--and got that it spelled his name,
plus he identified most of my drawings too.
He's a genius!
I had planned on singing the Christmas songs too,
but I really enjoyed watching him open the books, which he seemed to have liked.