song of the day: 'christmas time is here'
every year i think i'm going to be super adult about christmas. and truly i'm getting better at it. i really don't do a ton of decorating, and this year we're only buying presents for the kids in the family, but deep inside there is a very excited little girl. there's just something in me that gets giddy when i see the twinkle lights come on, when i hear a song on the radio, see a movie on tv. as the season goes on, the scrooge in me melts away little by little til soon there's none of an ebenezer left. i'm almost there. i think we're watching polar express tonight and if i'm not bubbling over with christmas spirit after that, i think there may be no hope.
but it's so fun to see it through your child's eyes. because i think as adults we can lose the magic of christmas. and it's not all about santa and presents. we don't do santa in our house for many reasons, but i want my son to learn that this is a season of love and giving. i want him to be excited about christmas and getting gifts and stuff but that isn't the truth of it. i want him to feel the joy of giving and spending time with family and making great memories. i remember more the fun times i had as a little girl with my family during christmas than i do the gifts i got. and we're starting our own holiday traditions together and what's more awesome than that?! i bought him a fantastic book based on the robert frost poem 'stopping by woods on a snowy evening.' it's beautifully illustrated and he was so excited about it, he brought the book to school for his teacher to read to the class. that just melted my heart. and it's one that we can pull out every single year and read together. ah, i love christmas :)