Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Holidays Are Upon Us

Like it was a secret. Like stores haven't been playing Christmas music and setting up trees since Halloween. Dang commercialism!

I'm not a big fan of Christmas. I'm not going to go into details why, it's convoluted and sorted (not really, but that makes you wonder!). However, since I've had children, I've discovered there are things to like about the holiday.

1) Children are on their best behavior for fear that Santa might not bring them anything.

My 4 year old tells me all the time that Santa is watching and that he doesn't like naughty kids. I tell him that's true, but I also try to explain to him that he has to be good year-round, not just in December. I usually get a blank stare. Either way, if it helps for a little while, I'm not going to complain.

2) Everything and anything having to do with Christmas is exciting and new to kids.

The tree is beautiful, the ornaments are dazzling. The 4 year old even recognizes it's Jesus's birthday, so we need to celebrate that too. He sings carols. His excitement and wonderment are intoxicating.

3) December means it's going to snow, which means more opportunities to go snowmobiling.

It's nice to get out. We all know how much stress can happen this time of year, so I always enjoy getting away from things for a few hours.

What do you enjoy about this time of year?

No comments: