It's way early in the morning. "Way" meaning I could still get 2 more hours of sleep.
But I am waiting for a parent to drop off their child..... (Jeapordy music playing)
OCTAMOM is up early too - but she is probably from a different time zone.
I am playing along with her today. She posted about taking the tree down and putting Christmas away. I really loved her post today! Very sentimental.
I have already taken the tree down and we are putting the little things away one thing at a time. We normally don't - we leave everything up until the neighbors tell us that it is February and that the current theme is Valentines and hearts and little candy. Roses from husbands...
But I was very hormonal this year and wanted everything organized and put away where it belongs -spick and span -smelling like clorox clean and looking like Martha Stewart lived here. I bet she still has her Christmas up though.
We are a young family and we are still making our traditions. I like to make cheeseballs with crackers for our neighbors and friends but I didn't do that this year. We have been extremely busy. We didn't even send our Christmas cards out. They are still sitting here.
But I think I will always get the kids a new pair of pajama's to wear to bed the night before....
the advent calendar,
cookies and milk for Santa.
Reading from the bible about baby Jesus and his birth.
I do want to start a new tradition....
I will hang mistletoe over the bedroom door of the Master bedroom and every night for the month of December after family prayer - Mom and Dad will kiss under the mistletoe and let the kids ooh and ahh (gag and complain that it is gross).
Showing affection so that our kids can see that Mom and Dad are in love. I think it is so important for our children to see that we care about each other -
and that, I think... is a great gift that we can give them. A sense of security.
I hope you have fun making your own traditions!
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another thought completed by Messy Jess