I am a complete sap for all things Christmas.
I've been listening to Christmas music for weeks now.
My shopping has been done for a while. My cards were done and mailed in good time.
Now, now...before you judge me,
there is a method to my seeming madness.
Because I have an idea.
A crazy, wonderful idea.
That the Christmas season should be enjoyed.
YES! Isn't that such a wonderful thought?
Not so original maybe, but certainly novel these days.
So in order to make that happen -
because yes, I do have some control -
I plan, I organize, I do things early.
So I now have time for the fun and traditions.
Like decorating the house and the tree.
which I do while indulging in my favorite Christmas movies:
Even going to the mall.
But my mall excursion is just for fun...and escalator rides.
(because let's face it - that's what a 3yr old boy wants to do)
And best of all,
spending time visiting with family, friends, and loved ones.
That's how we do Christmas here.
Its such a special season, for so many reasons,
including the early beginnings of Paulo's and my relationship 12 years ago,
and then his sweet, wonderful, surprise proposal 9 years ago.
Those memories are just the cherry on top of it all.
And now with an active, curious boy,
we'll make brand new precious memories.
So I wish you and your family a merry Christmas season.
Give yourself a gift - an early gift.
Do something, just ONE thing that you LOVE to do.
Forget the money, the time, the logistics.
Make it happen...FOR YOU.