Do any of you mummies ever feel like your reliving your childhood with your toddler? I do.
As I grew up every holiday was filled with love, joy, and happiness. The anticipation of Halloween, dressing up, and going trick-or-treating or Christmas begging to open just one gift. The smell of fresh baked cookies, the feel of the wrapping paper, bag full of candy, harvest festival at school, EVERYTHING felt perfect then. But as I grew older slowly everything was different and everyone started doing their own thing. My uncles and aunts celebrated with their in-laws and soon enough we weren’t setting out place cards on the table at thanksgiving or spending Christmas Eve together. I just didn’t understand. I couldn’t. I wanted to hold on to all those memories, they were special, and they were mine. My childhood.
As time goes on our childhood, teenage years, to now adulthood changes so drastically. But now I understand why everything changes and why our family had to go their own ways. God gave us grand babies, great grand babes, and children of our own. We create new memories and grow in different ways! We build new traditions and celebrate our time spent together. In a way it’s like a blast from the past because we get to relive those feelings we felt Christmas Eve/day, the anxiousness, the feeling of seeing all those presents and wanting to open them as fast as you can. The feeling we felt we now feel for children. Watching them open their presents and seeing that grin from ear to ear and eyes filled with joy. That’s what I live for. I get so excited for every holiday because in a way I get to relive ALL those feelings through my child.
Happy Holidays to all. I am so over joyed for these next months and to be surrounded with all my love ones.