Monday, December 7
a quick little thought about christmas
as i looked on youtube this morning for christmas songs to play while the girls and i colored we talked a bit about the christmas story and i realized how important it is for me to teach them about the christmas story. we have such a big responsibility to teach our children these things because lets face it, with the exception of church, the real meaning of christmas is not presented to them anywhere else. it's easy to get wrapped up (pun intended) in everything- especially for me right now with packing, cleaning, flights, saying sad good byes. it's easy to forget teach them christmas songs that are about more than sleigh bells and jolly old saint nicholas. it's easy to look at christmas adds and ask them what they want from santa. but i promise to not forget to take a few minutes everyday to teach them what it's all about. it's amazing what you can teach a child in just a few minutes and what is even more amazing is what they remember. ivy is pretending her baby is jesus and she is mary as i type. velzy just said she is one of the shepherds. and now, ivy just walked in the bathroom to show baby jesus how to use the potty, velzy reminding her to close the door behind them. these little girls make me laugh, but also make me so happy that they sort of "get" what it's all about.