Frosty The Snowman
It's basically a "Toys for Tots" deal but on a local level and specifically for kids in NJ that are "in need [and] who will be spending the holidays away from the comfort of a home."
The kids write a letter to "Mr. Frosty" like they would Santa, telling him (although I don't know why Frosty is a dude...just because he's made of balls doesn't mean he's gotta be a male, right?) how they've been this year and what they want for the holiday.
The first year we couldn't really afford to do this, but I saw how much fun everyone else had with it.
Last year I did it for one little boy and Chunky and I had a good time picking out a present for him. Don't ask me what it was, but it was fun.
Anyway, this year I picked out two boys--a four year old and a ten year old.
What can I say? I don't like to leave my comfort zone!
Plus I liked these two boys because they were down to earth.
Most kids were asking for stuff I hadn't ever heard of, or really expensive stuff that, as an Evil Mom, I don't buy for my own children.
Not that I can criticize these kids for asking for the moon.
I have fond memories of taking turns with my siblings and writing out our letters to Santa based solely on the Sears Wishbook (seriously--check that site out! I got a kick out of the 1986 edition.).
Asking for the gold plated Barbie Power Wheels is what Christmas is all about!
Well...when you're a kid!
Now this post isn't meant to be a boast of "Look how charitable we are!" it's meant as a lead in to my post tomorrow...stay tuned!