“All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth. My two front teeth. My two front teeth.”

Walker went to visit Santa today. He was so good and happy and Santa was very impressed. Yes, that is his REAL beard. We were so excited about the visit we got two 5×7 photos and a kitschy Santa frame with blinking lights.  It’s the commercial time of year. We got Walker to smile for his picture by fake sneezing (“Ahhhh, ahhhh, choooo!”) and jumping up and down. I felt like an idiot but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

In the spirit of the holidays we decided to do some Christmas shopping yesterday. We made some presents for the family and Walker was very patient. Everyone at the store was suffiently impressed. About half way through the experience, Walker started a nap and given he’s prone to short naps (no more than 30-45 minutes when he’s with me but for some crazy reason, he sleeps for 2-3 hours in the afternoon with Sofiya) I didn’t strap him in. I didn’t want him to feel constrained. He slept. I finished the presents. He slept. I did some more shopping. He slept. He slept. He slept. I decided to take him back to the car and when I tried to put his harness on, he stirred. He was sleeping so well it seemed best to just let him finish his nap in the car. I played solitaire and then dozed off myself. About 30 minutes later, Walker awoke. I was SO PROUD. He slept 2.5 hours with ME. Today he took two naps over an hour. Now I just need him to sleep some long chunks at night  but that will happen soon.

Happy sixth night of Hanukkah.

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