Being a grown up means that sometimes we can overlook the beauty and fun in life... even at Christmas time. I learn so much through my kids and am so thankful for seeing life through their eyes.
It pains me to say that getting the Christmas decorations out this weekend almost felt like a bit of a chore... but as I watched the excited face of my youngest girl, and heard the squeals of delight and listened to the little made up tunes about Christmas being sung with her sweet soft voice as we put the Christmas tree up and started to decorate it, I felt ashamed. Ashamed that I, once again, had been caught up in the stress and drag of this time of year, totally forgetting about the essence of Christmas (yes, we have a fake tree... and I love it!!).
Unlike last year, I decided to let the girls help me decorate the Christmas tree. We listened to Christmas music (this album - which we loooooove!!!), and we talked about what Christmas means to us (which also included correcting the fact that no, Adams and Eve were not Jesus' parents).
It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, and thanks to seeing it through the eyes of my beautiful little ones, I am feeling excited indeed!