Is anyone else as completely unprepared and caught off guard by the impending holiday season as I am? Oh my gosh. How can Christmas be just weeks away at this point? Seems like just yesterday we were lounging at the beach, soaking up the sun, and then school started with all its chaos and now this. Ee gad time is really flying.
As I begin to think about and envision our holiday this year, I'm hoping (as usual) to instill some values into it. I certainly don't want it to be all about toys, toys, toys. Anyone ever notice how often those big ticket items sit collecting dust for much of the year after their big arrival in December? Like most parents however, we've got to figure out the balancing act. Let's face it... it is fun to get and give toys and kids love to play with them. However if the holiday isn't about more than that, it becomes one more thing that makes our children materialistic.
And so I'm left to ponder the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas in a meaningful way with our family. I'll keep you posted.