Babess has very good handwriting and quite astonishing spelling for a child with only two terms’ schooling. The other day she sat down and wrote a long letter to Santa, on the back of a piece of Christmas wrapping paper.
Here is the whole text, with her spelling:
Ples Santa ples can you get me lego frens boot with the dolfens and gerls mery chemes Santa your my best frend your not the werst I love you I now you hav been to my house come agen these ine day you like if you can’t come that’s orit if you can’t come I’ev got a bloun of you come and see it if you can my tree has ____ you can what Fainjin wants lego set that has Jaba the hat in the colled sopa markit What Pearl wad like a mgp skoter. Dad wod like kofy maker. Mum wod like Pearl is going to werr rodof theress no time to mes it we will gev you a picha of Pearl wering rodof in her herr.
“ine” = any, “orit” = alright, “bloun” =balloon, “rodof” = Rudolph
I’m not sure what the Jabba the Hutt Lego set is about, some kind of market? I wasn’t home for Babess to ask what I would like, so she left a blank space to be filled in later. Pearl’s “reindeer” hairdo is a clearly much-anticipated Christmas tradition. Perhaps by next year Babess’ hair will be long enough to put up too!
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