With Christmas approaching I know a lot of parents are looking forward to watching their little one's faces lighting up on Christmas Day. Looking forward to seeing real pleasure, joy, laughter and the magic that Santa brings. But I also feel like we need to make sure our expectations are not too high. We have threatened them with Santa all month; asked them to wish for things they want; got them to really focus on toys, presents and gifts for themselves, whipped them up into a frenzy...is it any wonder on Christmas Day that they may be expecting more?
I've had a full on week. Christmas rushing, wrapping presents, always forgetting just that one thing from the shops.... I am nearly there but I am not going to kid myself that I'm finished. I probably won't even be finished Christmas day....I will probably just remember someone else I need to buy something little for. [...]
Today's Mantra: How come we see only the things that we have not done and not the things we have? We were ready. He was excited. He got up early. He dressed himself in a hurry and then we had to wait. It wasn't time to go yet plus Leo was still asleep. So we [...]