This holiday season, we’re trying to take it slow despite the forced hustle and bustle of the season. I want a low key Christmas – without a ton of shopping for unneeded presents that will quickly fade to the bottom of the toy chest. Instead, I want to live through the eyes of my kids. Lately, I’m remembering the same joys that they are experiencing.
The excitement that comes from a flashlight dancing across a dark room.
The thrill of a miniature truck with working doors!
The joy of Christmas lights – anywhere and everywhere – “Mom, look at those beautiful Christmas lights,” rings from my backseat each time we pass a decorated house. Imagine how excited they’ll be now that everyone is going to begin decorating for the season.
The smile in their eyes as they dance to the beat of a Christmas song – especially one they can sing along with.
The happiness in their voice when I tell them, “no, I don’t have to go to work today, we get to hang out together all day.”
The thrill of sitting at the top of a tall slide, anticipating the butterflies as they slide down. They don’t look as daunting when you are adult-size but I love remembering the excitement sitting at the top!
I love remembering the little things. The things that made me smile as a kid are the same things lighting up my kids faces!
We are living Christmas through their eyes again and it makes the holiday season that much more meaningful.