The Little Tikes BlogThere is something magical about the holiday season. When I think back to my childhood, I remember drinking hot cocoa, baking cookies, singing songs, decorating the house and cutting down our Christmas tree.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve tried to relive some of those traditions from my past. At the beginning of the month, Mark and I took all 4 kids to cut down our family Christmas tree. After selecting, cutting and purchasing our tree, we headed home. Since then, we have decorated the house, played Christmas music and baked countless cookies eagerly anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus.
As expected, each endeavor has not been without incident. For instance, Hadleigh broke 3 of the carefully wrapped tree ornaments within minutes of decorating the tree. Soon after making hot cocoa, Alyna burned her tongue while sipping it. While baking cookies, Milo cracked the egg by crushing it so that eggshell fell into the cookie dough and Liam dropped almost an entire cup of flour onto the kitchen floor.
Preparation for the holidays is never easy - often, it’s stressful. However, this year I realized the magic of the holiday season isn’t the hot cocoa or the cookies, the songs or the decorations. It isn’t the time off work or finding the perfect gift. It isn’t a clean house or delicious meal. The magic is in our relationship with one another and the time that we are able to spend together. I encourage you to take time to make new memories with loved ones this year and to embrace the magic of the holiday season.