(Christmas spoilers! If you're still a Santa Believer, please don't read =)
I've been a mommy for four Christmas's now, and well, I still just don't have the hang of it.
I had Brett hang up our stockings over the fireplace with care, and then I stuffed them full of presents and goodies. Brett exclaimed (yes, exclaimed) "Wait! You're not supposed to do that 'til Christmas Eve!"
Now where did I put that rule book...?
Brett's mom has an amazing talent of making Christmas magical and fun. They had wonderful traditions, one that I'm going to adopt this year is wrapping the big present from Santa in special wrapping paper, and putting it out after kiddies have gone to bed to dream of sugar plums and what not.
One year she made ornaments out of candy. They didn't last long.
But every year, ALL of us get stockings full of candy, toys, gifts, treats, goodies, and everything else you can think of. The stocking is a Christmas celebration in and of itself!
I love Marilyn. I'm 25, and I still get excited for Christmas morning!
My ultimate question here, is what do you do? Do you have any fun traditions, because I need to start some for our funky family. Do you hang the stockings up, full, before XmasEve? Is your Christmas tree bare underneath until XmasMorn? Do you read stories the night before? Wear fun pajamas the day of? Go out to a movie or breakfast? Drive all over the valley and fill up the gas tank twice?
Happy, Merry, Exciting December 21st!
Kelly Out (to do a bit more shopping. I'm pathetic, I know!)