Wow, it’s been a long time since we’ve had a white Christmas! But we sure did this year. After hearing the rest of the US complaining about snow for the last month we finally got some.
This Christmas was our youngest’s first year to really get into it. So fun.
I firmly believe in the idea that good memories make good parents. And Christmas is a time that I like to really try to make great memories for the kids. And I’m not really talking about presents, I really want them to think beyond themselves (but they do have a lot of fun with presents too). I like to get them involved in making stuff for other people, and buying stuff for other people, and giving to charities.
I really enjoy the traditions and memories we are creating and I hope my kids will look back on them with the same joy and happiness that I do.
This year our memories include:
Making chocolate/heath pretzel rods. My daughter made these almost all by herself. Lets just say she had a lot more help eating them, than making them. Kind of like the little red hen, except she actually shared fairly generously.
Dollar Bill airplanes. My oldest got a book showing how to make these. You see I thought it would be really cool that he would be able to make these for me. HaHa. It turns out that I will be the one making these for him. Does that seem fair to you? It doesn’t to me. I spent several hours on these. Heck, it took a couple hours just to figure out all the different types of folds that the books uses. I don’t have time for this. It’s kids work if you ask me.
And of course, we’ll always remember mini Uno (and that fresh out of the shower hair). I’m still trying to get my vision back to normal.
yes, I realize that my table looks horrible, but I have determined that there is no sense in replacing it while we still have little kids in the house. We need 2 trashed tables even less that we need 1.
Then there are the snowflake ornaments the kids made for their grandparents:
And the iced over trip “to grandmother’s house we go”
And the baby getting his first “ride”, and opening the rest of his presents from his new ride
and having a little trouble getting it all figured out.
So I’d say we have a ton of great memories to file away! I hope you do too, and I hope you have a fabulous 2010!