Guess who’s coming to breakfast?
Six-year-old Morgan Poole nervously wiggled a loose front tooth while awaiting an audience with Santa. If she could only get this one out, she could make a classic Christmas request.
‘All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth,’ was the ice breaker she had planned for her meeting with the big guy.
Poole was among 144 children who sat on Santa’s lap and offered a Christmas wish Saturday morning at New Middletown Elementary School.
Some were enthusiastic from the start, others were a bit apprehensive, but when the moment arrived almost all were able to muster a request, whether modest or extravagant, despite their awe.
Poole’s tooth was still in place when she asked for a baby bathtub and a Hide-And-Seek Baby. Her brother, Jacob, 3, requested a remote-control fire truck. The Pooles’ neighbors, twin sisters Sydney and Kaleith Oskin, 6, both wanted Baby Bratt dolls. All are of New Middletown.
They’ll have to wait until Christmas morning to see if Santa comes through, but none of the kids left empty handed.
The New Middletown Lions Club brought not only Santa but two large bags of toys.
Each child was also given a form to complete that began, ‘Dear Santa, I have been good this year. Please think about bringing me these toys …. ‘
But the form is no guarantee. It is common knowledge that Santa knows if the children have been naughty or nice.
This is the second year for the Breakfast with Santa event, which kicks off with bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, and a host of other breakfast staples.
The only price to participating families is $1 to cover the cost of film when pictures are taken with Santa.