Momservation: Christmas should be the number one reason people have kids.
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I think I might have had kids just for Christmas.
Seriously, when it was time to start planning for a family, figuring out when the time would be right, the weighty responsibilities involved…I think it came down to one thing before we “hit the workbench” as Hubby would say back in the baby making days.
My green light statement might have actually been, “I cannot go another Christmas without kids!”
I love Christmas. Love everything about it. The spirit of it that seems to raise everyone up to their best potential…the sound of Christmas music—especially Andy Williams…the visual feast of festive decorations and holiday lights…the smell of cookies baking and fires crackling…the rich taste of fudge and peppermint—that always taste best in the shape of a cane…and, of course, our favorite man in red and white: Santa!
There’s nothing like being a kid at Christmas and waiting for Santa’s arrival. The excitement! The anticipation! The glorious anxiety of wondering if you’ve been good enough to get what you truly desire! The joy of realizing you must’ve just squeaked in under the Naughty wire! The magic and wonder surrounding his mysterious deliveries…believing with your entire being.
The next best thing to being a kid a Christmas:
Watching your own kids or grandkids relish in the joy of Christmas. Suddenly you realize Christmas just might be even more magical as adult. You aren’t just waiting for Christmas to happen to you—you get to make Christmas happen.
Way cool. Worth having kids for. Great to remind yourself of this when they’re being real snots and you’re locking yourself in the bathroom with a glass of Chardonnay.
Okay, since you guys can’t get enough of my Pinterest boards with activities to do with kids, I’ve created a Christmas board to keep the fun going and to help spread holiday magic (Peppermint Schnapps in your coffee will also do the trick).
So without further ado, here you go. I try to keep the projects simple and easy—less than 5 ingredients or 5 steps (my kind of cooking and parenting). Christmas is what you make of it, so you might as well make it fun: