No matter how you celebrate, I hope you had a merry Christmas. I have tried to sit back, relax, and let things go. One thing I did this year in order to try to make things simpler was that I bought a little four-foot artificial Christmas tree. Cinderella has only known going out and buying a real tree every year, so this was a bit of a disappointment to her. When I brought the tree home and pulled it out of the box, she took one look at it and proclaimed, “It looks horrible. You ruined Christmas!”
She was right. It did look horrible. But, after some fluffing and decorating it didn’t look too bad. Then I put it on top of the end table and that gave it the illusion that it was bigger than it really was. Christmas had been salvaged!
Christmas Eve morning, we were blessed with snow. Cinderella was also blessed with sickness, so I ended up staying home with her Sunday morning. We did end up going out that evening for a bit of celebrating.
Christmas morning is always stocking time. There was a bit of confusion this year as Cinderella could not find her stocking. So, I ended up putting her stocking stuffers in her boots. It worked.
Christmas day was family time at our house. We still had some snow on the ground, and it was enough for it to be considered a white Christmas! It’s been a while since we’ve had one of those.
As always, we had much more food than we needed and probably all ate more than we should. After we were all stuffed, we exchanged some gifts. I think everyone had a good time.
But, the most important thing of all is that we were all together. It didn’t matter how big the tree was, whether or not the table was set perfectly, or that we used paper plates. The important thing was that we were together.
Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.