I always get excited about Christmas, but, being an adult takes away all the excitement that was felt when I was a child. It’s just wasn’t the same.
I’ve been sewing his outfit for his Christmas Concert at Kindy, his Santa Sack and our little family Advent Calendar. Did I mention I love Christmas All of this was new for him, not only seeing a sewing machine, but, the Christmas material and the jingle bells I had sewn on his Santa Sack. But, the one thing I was really wanting to do was shown him our Christmas Tree. The tradition in my family is 1st of December, not a minute too soon.
He had just gone down for a sleep and I said to his Dad “Quick, we’ll get everything done now before he wakes.” Lights, baubles and my collection of decorations on the tree (Check), Lights in the front window with sign saying “Santa, Please stop here.” (Check) Advent Calendar up on the wall (Check) other little decorations around for him to interact with (Check). All is done and ready to go for when he wakes.
I wait to hear his little giggles and screams from his cot. I go into his room pick him up and whisper in his ear “Do you know where the Christmas Tree is?” He squirms for me to put him down on the ground, runs out of his room his fine hair whipping in the air, down the hall and into the front room. All I hear is a gasp of excitement and “OOOOOOO, wowa!” His Daddy had turned on the Christmas Lights and he was watching them flicker. I went and knelt down beside him, he was in awe, as if it was Christmas Day already. He went around the tree and pointed to all the different baubles, rubbed his fingertips together (which is how he does Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) whenever the lights lit up and was just amazed at our Christmas Tree.
His first Christmas was last year, but, he was 5 months old and not older enough to be able to get excited about Christmas. Now, this year, it really does feel like Christmas. The excitement is back. You know what I’m talking about, where Santa is everywhere and the excitement of not knowing what will be under the tree or what’s in your Santa Sack or Christmas Stocking. All of this is gone when your an adult, children make Christmas exciting again. Now we have a child, Christmas is back! I can’t wait to watch his face when he sees his Santa Sack at the end of his bed, or seeing presents under the tree all wrapped up, or having his first slice of Mum’s Christmas Cake with custard.
Yay!! Christmas is back!!
Posted by sarny84, 3rd December 2013