When you become an adult, sometimes you get a little jaded with the Christmas holidays. Dealing with traffic, shopping, family drama. It wasn't always like this for me, when I was a kid, I got very excited about the holidays. I would count the number of days until Christmas morning and go to sleep early, feeling that this would cause Christmas to come earlier. In the days before Christmas, I would play with Matchbox cars under the presents, and leave them there for Christmas morning.
Now that we have kids, the magic of the holidays has come back for me. Seeing the kids so excited about Christmas makes all of the craziness of the holidays worth it. We went to a Christmas tree farm and cut down a Christmas tree for the first time. Our daughter sing Christmas songs in the back seat of the car. Our son likes to rearrange the ornaments on the tree, over and over again.
Is is really nice to see the kids so excited about Christmas. I have been lucky enough to be able to take the last two weeks of the year off, and I am enjoying the time with the kids.