Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Letter From an Imperfect Mother

Dear Walnut and Peanut,  (to be read many, many years from now)

Please forgive me for I am an imperfect mother.  As I was wrapping your gifts for Christmas, I realized that we didn't buy you enough "stuff" this Christmas.  You only got three DVDs a piece.  You won't be unwrapping any sort of electronic gadgets this year nor will you receive any sort of  battery powered mini vehicle.  Your stockings will not contain ear buds or pounds of candy or gift cards.  However, I can tell you for certain that you will love each and every gift that you open on Christmas morning because Mommy and Daddy selected the gifts for each of you based on your interests, your personalities and what you mean to your mother and father.  Opening gifts will not take us hours, but we will enjoy every minute of Christmas Morning 2010.

Here are a few of the things that we want you to remember about the Christmas 2010 Season:

  • singing Christmas carols together
  • reading books about Jesus and Advent and Santa Claus
  • reciting our prayers while lighting the Advent wreath
  • snuggling near the fire and watching Polar Express
  • decorating our family Christmas trees
  • decorating your own Christmas trees
  • seeing Santa Claus at the Santa Trolley
  • visiting the trains
  • making cookies and treats
  • tearing links off of the Advent chain
  • changing the Advent calendar
  • celebrating St. Nicholas Day
  • wearing snuggly Christmas pajamas and drinking hot cocoa
  • making Jesus a birthday cake and cracking the eggs
  • singing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus
  • your school holiday parties
  • our Open House for friends
  • ice skating
  • going to see a hockey game
  • setting up our train display
  • writing our lists for Santa Claus
  • sprinkling magic reindeer food
  • setting out cookies and milk for Santa Claus
  • taking Christmas photos
  • Christmas shopping
  • making Christmas shirts
  • making art projects
  • sleeping in 
  • special breakfasts
  • spending time with family
  • going to Phipps
  • visiting family
  • playing with your new toys
  • watching the Christmas classics
  • seeing the first snow of the year
So, when you look back on your childhood know that Mommy and Daddy didn't buy enough "stuff".  We instead showered you with meaningful memories, love and cherished little moments.  Merry Christmas!

I Love You, 

1 comment:

  1. Tiffany,
    I love this! Thank you for brightening my day :) xo



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