We originally posted this blog a couple of years ago but continue to appreciate its significance in this holiday season and felt that it is worth reposting.
Even without the change in the weather, beautiful decorations and never ending bargains, the kids would know that the holidays are just a few days away. Their anticipation is evident with every breath. So, of course, teacher that I am, I had to officially ask what they were thinking about. There was only one surprise as I listened to responses from different age groups. Read below and see if you are as impressed as I was with the level of maturity as the kids got older. Congratulations parents – they’ve been listening!!
- I get toys.
- Santa is coming and we need to make him cookies.
- It’s nice because you get stuff, decorate and eat a lot.
- It’s about giving.
- It’s the time of year when we get to think about how lucky we are.
When I showed this list to my husband he looked at me and said “Did you make any of this up?” He was surprised when I told him that those were real statements from the kids. I think that’s because, big kid that he is, he likes toys too.