Am I allowed to get excited about Christmas yet? Please Please Please.
Ok, I don't really permission do I? There is something in the air this year that is making me really excited for Christmas.
Maybe it's the promise of many weeks off work.
Maybe it's the promise of summer.
Or maybe, just maybe, I am working hard to build the christmas magic for my kids.
Although Ryley is nearly 9 and at an age where the the validity of Santa Claus is questioned, he is really only just understanding the whole concept (or at least able to show us his excitement). And Braeden really understands this year and has that look of wonder in his eyes whenever he sees a christmas decoration.
So, I am staring early and have a few little christmas things scattered around the house.
I can't help it.
Christmas is a time for celebration. Not only because it is when Jesus was born, but because it is the time that you get to share with family.
My mother in law gave me the biggest compliment last week (probably without knowing how much it really meant to me). She remarked "you are such a close family", meaning me, David and the boys. I think it was because I was giving Ryley his PEG feed and Braeden was sitting on my knee to watch tv, so we were, well, kinda close, but, I love that someone thinks we are a close family. Because I would hope for nothing less.
I know I am not the only one who loves the magic of christmas. Anyone else going to confess??!!