This time of year is filled with the hussle and bustle, sales and deals, traffic and parking spots, dwindling bank accounts and time...Not to mention pick a tree, decorate it, water it, bake, wrap, send cards, party's, ect....
it is easy to forget what it must be like to be Christmas time at 4 yrs (or 1 yr)! Amongst all that goes on during our busy lives in December are the small people (the children) standing at our legs watching us closely as we "hussle & bustle", having no thought of stress or worry.
Here are a few snip-its of my children's Christmas experience (very different from the adult one)....
M-"OOOHHHH Christmas lights Mama, to your left! PPRRREEETTTYYY!"
J- " PEETEE"
M-"I am going to ask Santa for a marble run. And a truck for James"
J-Completely dazzled by the first snow! Just standing there watching it as it gently floats from the sky.
M-"Mama..Shhhh...there is a Tuffted Tit Mouse on the feeder on the window..shhhhh..."
M-"Santa needs to have 3 choc. brownie cookies,milk and we have to leave 9 carrots, one for each reindeer.
M-"Do you think Santa will think our tree is sooo beautiful?"
J- Fascinated by how the wrapping paper tears into strips.
M-" How do the men get the tree on top of the car? Do we have to bring their rope back?"
J-"Having a great time poking all the ornaments on the tree"!
M & J- Thoughtfully picking out Toys for Tots for a 5yr old boy & a 1 Yr old boy!
M- "I think I will give Guy one of my Thomas the tank engines since I have 2 and he might not have one yet."
M&J- Enchanted by the Enchanted Village, especially the snow!
M-"I think I see Rudolph's red nose over there...Nope just a tower light, I am going to keep looking, Mama you look out your window in case he is over your side. (the whole ride home on Christmas Eve from Marshfield!)
M & J- with their eyes all a glow as we walk (James ran) threw the very decorated and light up Taunton Green! So Precious!
I got everything I could ever ask for this Christmas just taking the time to STOP and watch my boys filled with true Spirit of the Season!
Very Merry Christmas to you All!