One of my family’s holiday traditions is my mom makes Christmas cookies every year and gives them to family and friends. A few of those cookies are the cookies we leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. We got our cookies a few days ago. They are delicious.
Unfortunately, I am a picky eater. That means that some of the cookie varieties don’t work for me. The two biggest culprits are the jewel cookies and the magic cookie bars. With the jewel cookies, it’s the fruit jelly that throws me. With the magic cookie bars, it’s just too much going on in one bite.
So, when we got our cookies, I told my daughter that she should eat all the jewel cookies and magic cookie bars. She asked me why, and I said that I didn’t like those kinds. She thought for a moment and said, “We should give those cookies to Santa!” I started to protest, how do we know if Santa likes those kinds of cookies. Wouldn’t it be safer to give him a sugar cookie shaped like a tree or a peppermint cookie shaped like a candy cane? But she was so sure Santa would like them, that I dropped my protest. Santa eats millions of cookies in one night. Surely he can’t be too picky.
So, before she went to bed on this Christmas Eve, my daughter put out a cup of milk, nine carrot sticks, and three cookies, a jewel cookie, a magic cookie bar, and a sugar cookie shaped like a Christmas tree. I hope Santa likes them.