"Give Mom a goodnight hug and kiss, too," Bill says to Landon.
"I don't have any more hugs or kisses left today." he answers with a giggle.
"Can I just squeeze one more out?" I beg, going in for a tickle.
"No, Mom. I have to go to sleep and get some more put into me."
Awww....that is so cute. And such a good reason to go to bed.
And then he adds,
"Yeah, Santa Claus sneaks into our house and gives us each hugs and kisses to share with each other."
Wait....what?? What's Santa Claus doing in the narrative in June?
I've studied Greek and Roman myths. I've read some Norse ones, too. I've read African folktales and Native American legends.
But it is Landon who introduces me to this new way of explaining the world: the hybridization of everything he takes in....and then he mixes it with love and makes the world go round.