Our Christmas roller coaster went up that hill, paused and now is slowly heading back to the station. I love preparing our homes and hearts for Christmas but I do not love the aftermath.
I forget about it every year.
I’m always so excited at all the fun Christmas things coming-what should we try this year….
How did your time go? Anything fun and new or old and loved?
We made cookies this year-and I mean she really did make them. We talked about ingredients and measuring and pouring and mixing and baking. She adored it.Honestly that child made a pretty darn good batch and ate four that night!
She grabbed her shoes at least three times a week at night and smiled-asking to get in the car and drive around to see lights. Of course we did.
We dressed in matching jammies and got excited…and prayed for my Dad as he battled like a soldier through heart surgery.
We pressed our hands in salt dough and I begged for the Santa picture we couldn’t she wouldn’t do this year. My heart melted as I realized this was year 4 of Christmas with her and that the years were racing.
Now we face the toys to open, the decorations to take down, the week on the couch watching Harry Potter took its toll and the house was wrecked. Oh but I love/hate it.
We have missed our friends….we have missed outing but our couch sitting has been amazing.
I hold her and think don’t let it slide, don’t race. I know to well what school brings-time away, time demands and I don’t want it to start.
For now it’s just me, and her, and him and HIM. Oh and Grandma is usually here too.
Merry Christmas Baby Jesus-thank you for this time.
Now go clean your house already. It looks like Minnie Mouse is basically in every corner of my house now!