It’s great having David on board and I just adore his very early Christmas memory! Those night sounds can sure make an impact!
One of my earliest Christmas memories is when I was about four years old and we were living in London. It snowy Christmas Eve and I woke up in the middle of the night after something hit our roof. I immediately thought it was Santa Claus and tried to go back to sleep. When I woke up in the morning, my stocking was filled with goodies, so I knew I had definitely heard him on our roof.
Even after we moved back to Singapore, Santa would still fill my Christmas stocking. To my surprise, his radar for who was naughty or nice was way off, completely off! I just figured he was getting older and there would be no point in confessing to any transgressions. I would just be better behaved the following year. On the day itself, our extended family would meet at our house or the American Club for Christmas lunch, presents would be exchanged, and my cousins would come over and play.
Up until a few years ago, my brother and sister-in-law used to host Christmas lunch at their place complete with turkey and all the trimmings. When my niece and nephews were small, we would track Santa’s progress on the NORAD tracks Santa website. In fact, I told my niece and nephews that Santa was my best bud, my homie, and that I had his mobile number on my speed dial. Now that they’re adults they say that I was a big fat liar.
Merry Christmas, Chris and everyone and have a Happy New Year.
David Seow lives in Singapore and is the author of twenty-eight well-received children’s books, including The Sam, Sebbie and Di-Di-Di Series. His book There’s Soup on My Fly was shortlisted for the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award and was dramatized at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in 2012. David still believes in Santa Claus.
David’s latest book is At the Night Safari and At the S.E.A. Aquarium and do check out his website at http://authordavidseow.blogspot.com
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]