Magic fills the air tonight; Rudolph leads the way
as they’ll land on the roof in the big, glorious sleigh
Her enthusiasm is charming; she’s bursting with glee
making cookies for Santa to set by the tree
It sparkles with colors, all shiny and bright
with tinsel and popcorn and lights of white
She sets the cookies where he won’t miss them
with a bowl of carrots so the reindeer can have some
As darkness arrives, her bedtime is near
inside her heart, she’s holding great cheer
With one eye open, she’s too excited to sleep
but slumber prevails so she hears not a peep
She rises with the sun, joyfully wiggling
waking her parents with constant giggling
They enter the room to find many surprises,
gifts hugging their tree in all different sizes
She was thrilled to see only cookie crumbs lie
and the carrots were eaten by reindeer in the sky
Their tree was so pretty, standing tall and proud
She hugged Mommy and Daddy and thanked Santa out loud
May we all experience the magic of this Holiday Season
with childlike excitement~
Lauren Scott © 2013
(revised from 2011)
Photo credit to my son
33 thoughts on “Waiting for Santa”
Aww, that’s really sweet, Lauren – and what child (or even some of us big kids, hehehe) can resist the magic of Santa at Christmas? Delightful poem! Sending you love and hugs, my poetic friend! xoxox 🙂
Thanks, Julie, and I know I can’t resist just like you! 🙂 Sending much love and warm hugs to you, too! xoxoxo
Gorgeous Lauren! Gave me a warm excited feeling ❤ xxx
Aww…thanks, Chris! Seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child is beyond magical. I’m going to strive for that place…HBL ♥
Truly voices the holiday spirit.
Thanks so much, Steve! That’s very kind of you! I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!
Aahh, very sweet!♥ And the one eye open, I think is very true for most children – or maybe even two open, in sleepless excitement!! 😀
Thanks, Suzy, and I’m sure many eyes try to stay open on this very special night! 🙂 How are you? Are you still on break or back to blogland for awhile? I wish you a wonderful holiday season!
Thank you – yes I’m doing fine, and busy writing! In and out of blogland, would be the best way to describe it – and more in than out the last few days! I hope you and your family have a wonderful time too Lauren – snow, or no snow, let it a very good one!!! 😀
Love this. So sweet ^^
Thanks so much, Iris! This was fun thinking of myself as a child and also of my daughter…fun reminiscing! xx (well, my son, too, although, I used “she” in this. 🙂 )
May we all live our whole *lives* with childlike wonder! You captured it beautifully, of course, Lauren–no doubt your own memories of childhood were since reinforced by a the delight of a certain daughter in *her* turn!! 🙂
I agree, Kathryn, and thank you for your perfect insight! 🙂 Many holiday hugs to you!
Ahhh…how sweet is that. I remember feeling like that, even though it was a long time ago.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Lauren and all the good things to you in 2014. 🙂
Thanks so much, Geraldine, and as long as we don’t lose this innocent excitement, all is good! 🙂 I wish you all the same, too! xx
It makes me want to appreciate christmas again! 🙂
Aww…thanks, Chatty, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a magical Christmas…sending you warm hugs! 🙂
I wish the same to you, dearest! Xx
You’ve captured the joy of the little girl very well. Christmas eve is only two weeks away!
Thanks, Binky! Let us all carry this childlike excitement throughout this holiday season and yes, it’s coming up real fast! I still have some shopping to do! 🙂
delightful poem, Lauren, filed with the magic of the holidays!
love and hugs from across the creek xoxo
Thanks, my friend! I just wish the magic would last throughout the entire year! 🙂 Love and hugs to you, too, across the little blue pond! xoxoxo
You set the scene and mood perfectly for the excited little girl waiting for Santa, Lauren…I love it!
Hugs a plenty to you…and wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season.
Thanks, Deb, and I’m hoping we all can keep a little of the childlike excitement and wonder inside our hearts this holiday season…wishing you and your family the same, too! Warm hugs coming your way! xoxo
Just lovely, Lauren. Took me back. My older brother tried to spoil my belief and wonder (as sometimes he still does …), telling me over and over that there wasn’t a Santa Claus … but I wouldn’t believe him until I was about twelve, I think! 🙂 ♥
Thanks, Diane, and your story made me smile! I think I was around 9 and was so upset to hear the news! Well, we still can believe and keep the magic alive, right? 🙂 Hugs!
Now I’m excited for Christmas! This makes me remember back when I used to hear the reindeer on the roof. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with magic!
Aww…thanks, Sheila! This was fun to write, thinking of all the little children so filled with wonder and excitement. I’ll be listening for the reindeer on the roof, just like years past! 🙂 And I hope your Christmas is just as magical! xx
This is awesome!
I feel so similar to this little girl..Thanks for sharing 🙂
Aww…thank you and I wish you a magical holiday season!
same to you 🙂 🙂
Super cute, Lauren!!!
Oh I’d like to be 4 again and re-live one perfect Christmas because it really was.
big hugs. ❤
Thanks, Cha, and me, too! 🙂 Big hugs to you also, my friend! ♥