One day as we were passing by a home, that was very small (that is saying a lot coming from me, considering our home is quite small) and was aging in appearance and upkeep, Samuel said he wishes that was our home. Kobe asked WHY??? Why would you want to live there? Sam said, "Because they have Christmas there." I looked closer and there was a wreath and a nativity set on their tiny porch. He wanted to live there because they had Christmas decorations and a baby Jesus and we had not put anything up just yet. I often wish we could all be as innocent and non-judgemental and non-materialistic as our children.
I am very, very excited about our Christmas break this year because I will be spending it with my babies at home. I plan for us to do our good deeds of Christmas like we do every year and I plan to bake cookies and POSSIBLY a gingerbread house. Every year the kids BEG me to buy one of those kits...this just may be the year to try that out.
It is closing in quickly. Between holiday parties and gathering and school functions we are pretty much booked solid this month but I wouldn't have it any other way. I enjoy getting to spend time with friends and family that we love. Every year I start getting stressed over details... this year I have decided to not allow myself to get to that point. I don't want my children to remember holidays as stressful situations. I want them to remember the love and time we put into them.