For anyone wishing to know what my December intentions are... here's what I wrote and included in my album:
Hello Jack Frost. Hello Red Starbucks cups. Hello Hustle & Bustle.
My oh my have we all been waiting for you.
Like most families, our calendars are jam packed with event after event. Our to do lists are longer than we can manage and our bellies are always full. Families are making every effort to make it memorable. All the stops are being pulled. New hiding places for the elves are being researched. recipes are being shared. Sleep is moved lower on the priority list. We are no different than all those families.
I cannot wait.
Hello again December.
I’ve missed you.
I long to get up before the rest of the family and before the sun has risen to enjoy a cup of coffee in my chair in front of my perfectly decorated fireplace next to the white lights of the Christmas tree. I long to turn on The Grinch Before Christmas and eat popcorn under a Fort in the basement. I long to get that perfectly ridiculous photo of my two children on Santa’s knee. I long to see their faces on Christmas morning plowing through the stockings to find the candy and savagely tearing off the paper of each new toy. I long to play with them. I long to eat turkey and dressing with gravy.
Oh December. A Big Hello to You.
This year Jack is speaking and understanding more about the Holidays. I am looking forward to his animation and reactions to the spirit of the Season. This year I want to teach Jane about giving and the importance of the Season rather than just presents. I am simplifying this year and I intend to be more present. I will continue to an abundance of pictures but this time Jane will take her own as well. We are growing as a family and it feels special in the month of December.
Let’s do this December.