It's beginning to look a lot like uh, well, you know.
I like Christmas. I do. It's just that Christmas is also a lot of work.
It's also a lot of work that goes unnoticed and unappreciated for the most part. And let's not even get into the money that I pour into it.
So, this year I asked my children what they liked most about the holidays. I figured if it was just the tree, cookie baking and presents then I would just do that and I'd let the other stuff slide.
My son told me the most important part for him is the tree. He likes picking it out, decorating it and having a real tree in the house. Fair enough.
My eldest daughter just rolled her eyes at me and left the room. Thanks, hon.
Well it went something like this.
'I like it all Mommy. I like the presents, the tree, the Church things, the lights, the food, the family getting together, the outside stuff, the movies, the baking, the stuff we give everyone, the parade, the cards, the parties, Jesus' cake and the decorating of the house. Mommy? I love it all. It's all Christmas.'
My baby is now eight. She has gorgeous big round hazel eyes and I melt when she's this happy. She's also Santa's biggest fan and I'm probably running out of time for that too.
So, guess what this Mama's gonna do for the next 30 odd days?
See you in January.