This is one of my favorite times of the year. Most people seem to be friendlier and grateful for all the wonderful things in their lives. Christmas lights feel magical to me. I started to put some of my Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving. I brought our tree up Thanksgiving night. I’m ready for the celebrations to begin.
I can’t remember the last time we had snow on Thanksgiving. It’s really starting to feel like winter instead of fall. This really helps to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. We bought our little love a mini snowmobile in hopes that she will want to ride with us. She hasn’t been into her helmet, but when we had a couple of inches of snow on the ground, she loved riding it. Like really loved it! My fearless child will probably be a maniac on that thing, but I’m proud that she is so adventurous.
I didn’t go at all last year because the snow was terrible. This year it sounds like there will be a lot of snow. Yippee! Having a winter activity helps keep the winter blues away; or at least further away than if there wasn’t any winter hobby.
We were up at my parents house today to celebrate Thanksgiving with my side of the family. My parents already have their housed decked out in Christmas cheer. The trees were gorgeous and unlike anything I have seen. The snow looks like it crystalized onto the trees and made the atmosphere feel crisp, clean and is participating in the Christmas feeling.
My mom already has some presents under the tree. My little love attempted to open several packages today. More than once. And guess what? She didn’t nap today. I know that is a shock. I even tried to bribe her with a dollar. I think she kept it, even though she didn’t take a nap. No, I am not above bribing my child to sleep. Mama needs a break. Choose your bribes wisely. They may not be as effective as you are hoping. Mine was a big fail. But look at that face. This girl has us wrapped around her fingers.
This mom is ready to do all sorts of wintery and Christmasy activities in hopes that when my daughter is grown she will think fondly on her childhood. Plus, I really want to make Christmas treats and having a toddler is totally an excuse to over indulge.