Dear Jack: Your 1st Christmas Where You Cared Most about Clothes

11 years, 1 month.

Dear Jack,

Throughout the years, you have traditionally been the least impressed when you would get clothes as gifts for Christmas.

But this year, as an 11 year-old boy, things changed.

In fact, you specifically wanted clothes this time.

From a new pair of Nike’s, to some Carolina Panthers jackets, to a novelty t-shirt featuring one of your favorite catch phrases:

“Nope.”

Noticeably, this was your first Christmas with the least amount of toys.

For what it’s worth, we also took you and your sister to Disney World this year… so maybe that helped balance things out.

Love,

Daddy

Dear Holly: You Definitely Believe in Santa!

5 years, 8 months.

Dear Holly,

I am so happy that I had a front row seat to watch you enthusiastically tell Santa what you want for Christmas this year!

From the very moment you sat on his lap, you began rattling off a long and very specific list of everything you hope to see under the Christmas tree this year.

I cherish this. I love it that Santa is so real to you at this age; that as your Daddy, I can help present you with that of that important childhood magic.

Something tells me this is going to be a very special Christmas…

Love,

Daddy

Dear Jack: I’m Not Sure If You Still Believe in Santa, But…

11 years, 1 month.

Dear Jack,

This past weekend we visited Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in Bell Buckle, Tennessee; about an hour from where we live.

I was surprised how willingly you went along with it; knowing it was really more for your sister to experience.

You and I have never had the conversation about Santa, but I get the feeling you simply see him as a holiday tradition; not as an actual person.

Either way, you totally went along with it; including getting your picture made with him.

Really, I think you were just there for the free hot cocoa!

Love,

Daddy

Dear Jack: Cutting Open a Shark on Christmas Morning

10 years, 1 month.

Dear Jack,

What to get a 10 year-old boy for Christmas in 2020?

It definitely was a Fortnite-themed season for you, as you now have 10 of the action figures; as well as a tower for them to climb and a remote controlled golf cart for them to ride on.

This is all despite you never actually playing the video game that the Fortnite characters are based on.

But you were also very excited about the Treasure X Sunken Gold Shark.

You discretely pulled out the plastic red knife included with the toy, then proceeded to cut open the shark’s stomach.

Mission accomplished:

You successfully pulled out a handful of orange slime in order to rescue to the alien inside!

Sounds about right for a 10 year-old boy on Christmas morning 2020.

Love,

Daddy

Dear Holly: Taking Driving Lessons For Your New Surfer Girl Pink Jeep

4 years, 8 months.

Dear Holly,

You’ve been asking for a pink Jeep for a while now. Well, this year when it was being decided what you would get for Christmas, Mommy told me, “Like Daddy, like daughter.”

That means that your “main” Christmas gift this year was a pink, electric riding Jeep, which is now parked next to my black Jeep in our garage.

With this only being your first week into owning your Jeep, you’re still taking it a bit slow; as your brother is eager to give you daily driving lessons, until you are confident enough to drive your pink Jeep on your own.

Love,

Daddy