Every Christmas Eve, Charlotte whispers “Sssantaah!!” excitedly and continuously. Please note the use of present tense in that sentence. This one’s for you, Charlie:









28 responses to “Sssantaah!!”

  1. notquiteold Avatar

    Perfect wide-awake eyes…. but…..What? No throwing up? I always threw up.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Aaaahhh! Hahahahahaha! It’s been a long while since I have laughed at vomit. Poor little you. Oddly, none of us ever got *that* nervous.

  2. She's a Maineiac Avatar

    Loved this so much! Funny, I still get the same way on Christmas Eve, all that anticipation….that’s why it’s my most favorite day of the entire year. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Merry Christmas! I love sitting by the light of the Christmas tree after the kid has gone to bed, sipping some Christmas wine and knowing she’s NEVER going to fall asleep :D

  3. Rae Avatar

    I’m only a little scared of those facial expressions…

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Manic children are scary!

  4. julieallyn Avatar

    I love these posts of yours! This is my favorite thus far!!!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thank you! :) Have a happy Christmas!

  5. JackieP Avatar

    That’s how I was too on Christmas! Great facial expressions. :-)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks Jackie! Merry Christmas!

  6. bloggeretterized Avatar

    Keep on whispering Charlotte! This one is so lovely Nicole! Thanks for putting a smile on my face with each and every frame you publish. Merry Christmas!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thsnk you! Merry Christmas to you too!

  7. themayfairy Avatar

    I never did this. I’m waaaay too much of a champion sleeper. I ruined my own childhood, didn’t I?!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      I know lots of people who slept on Christmas Eve… I’m even married to someone who was capable of sleepin in on Christmas morning! I don’t understand it, but I accept that it is possible. :)

      1. themayfairy Avatar

        I apparently did this once at least (as a child). Oops.

  8. Michael Cargill Avatar

    Underneath the top left bunk, is that a poster of one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…?

  9. NotAPunkRocker Avatar

    Love the details! TMNT for the win :)

  10. muddledmom Avatar

    I was the one who kept my (older) sister awake all night. I don’t think I slept a wink, ever. She kept telling me to go to sleep. It wasn’t possible! But I’m glad she let me sleep with her every year. Lots of memories. Love this.

  11. silkpurseproductions Avatar

    You certainly have a way of taking me back to my childhood and sharing a room with my little sister. I love this one.

  12. Your Moderate Mama Avatar

    My older brother was always mad at me Christmas morning for sleeping in now sleeping in is ALL I want for Christmas… and my birthday… and Mother’s Day :-)

    Merry Christmas and thank you for the time you spend on your blog… it is a delight!!!

  13. talesfromthemotherland Avatar

    LLLLLLOVE! Happy holidays, Nicole. Looking forward to another year of wonderful Middlest Sister joy.

  14. brensiger Avatar

    I thought this was about five sisters.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Sometimes, the youngest wasn’t born yet :)

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