Remember Christmas before kids? I do. I don't know about you, but mine were glorious. If I didn't have to work (which happened on occasion) my husband and I would wake up late. Have some good ole Christmas morning sexy time. Then we'd open presents over coffee laced with liquor, snuggled together in a state of undress by the tree. Which was followed by watching movies and more sexy time.
For a time Christmas was a sexy beast
But were we getting the full experience? Were we turning into the couple living next to the Griswolds in Christmas Vacation? Something was missing. The pitter patter of foot steps rushing to open presents. The joy of baking cookies for more than just co-workers and neighbors. Children.
Now the holidays and how we experience them have changed. Before motherhood....
Horribly cold and emotionally unfulfilling
Then you have kids and the magic and wonder truly being...
You get to get creative for holiday pics
to send out as your Christmas Card
The kids keep busy with fun winter activities
If you're inclined you get this creepy elf
to move around your house every night
The kids help you decorate
You stay up till the kids are good and passed out
Then wake up from where you fell asleep on the couch
to play Santa and inevitably
break a toe on the coffee table while being sneaky
Then comes Christmas morning
Bright and early
The joy of watching the kids unwrap their presents
And then of course, knowing all those shopping trips
to get just the right thing
were worth every agonizing hour fighting the crowds
Just to see the look on their sweet little faces
May it be Merry & Bright and filled with
Good Cheer Throughout The New Year!!