I love December! The best thing about this month is Christmas. There are so many wonderful things that I couldn’t list them all if I wanted to. The best part (right now) is my mood is up and my home is happy.
Every year we turn on the Christmas music, make some hot cocoa, decorate the tree, and then dance around the house as a family. It is probably the most joyable night of the year for me. My heart is so filled with love, happiness, and incredible amounts of joy.
This year though for a moment I felt a little sad because my oldest who is turning 16 next month, doesn’t get into it the way he used to. He towers over me, standing nearly 6 foot tall next to short little me, with a blank “dazed and confused” kind of stare. Eventually he joined in the festivities when my 3 year old made him.
I watched my husband dance around the livingroom with my daughter and it reminded me of when my daddy used to dance around the livingroom with me to the very same music. Then, my oldest started dancing with my yougest, and I was dancing with my 8 year old son. The warmth in my heart was so beautiful.
Last weekend we made sugar cookies and decorated them all as a family. It was messy but it was so much fun for all of us and they were delicious. Then my hubby and I decorated the outside of the house and it is so bright! The yard is full of decorations. Granted it’s the littlest front yard imaginable but it’s packed full of all sorts of decorations. My husband did good. My house is lit up like the 4th of July every night. I love it!
The kids have figured out what they are asking from Santa, and the stockings are hanging over the fireplace. I don’t think it gets much better than this.
One of the best things about Christmas though is spending money! It’s the one time of year I can go nuts and spend a whole bunch of money and not get into trouble. Yippie! We always spend too much on the kids though and end up having to take a bunch of stuff back once we start wrapping, but that’s okay. We always have to make sure the presents are equal to avoid any kids feeling slighted, but then again we also have to make sure we don’t spend too much money or my bank account will feel slighted!
So, between the music, lights, tree, shopping, dancing, singing, cookies, presents, stockings, and everything else in between, I am having a fanstastic week.
It’s Christmas time!!
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Last reviewed: 7 Dec 2012