Friday, December 4, 2009

Are we there yet?

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year. ~ Charles Dickens
The true spirit of Christmas is love. ~ Linda Willis

As Christmas comes inside our home, the questions are coming now fast and furious from my 3(almost 4) year old son. Every day Will asks me at least 3 times a day, "Is it Christmas yet Mom?" The questions started when the first decorations were put out. It's so hard to understand the concept of time and to wait...so we show him the calendar and count the number of days. And explain that it's 20-some days away. And the next morning the question is still the same, "Is it Christmas yet?" It's difficult for little ones to comprehend and we hope they appreciate and love this magical season and holy day that is arriving soon.
*And I forgot to add when I wrote my original post that Christmas isn't just Christmas for Will, it's also his 4th birthday. There's a lot to celebrate!



15 kind words:

Gavin's Family said...

Waiting is so hard a any age.
I love your decorations and the kids did a great job with the tree.
Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

Marla said...

So beautiful, Gail! Jack is asking daily, too. :)

Laura L. said...

These are precious pictures. :) So pretty. Love the one of Will in the hat.
How about having Will do a paper chain or something to count down the days?

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Wow, your pictures are amazing and inspiring.

Jill

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sarah is asking daily too!! Christmas cannot get here fast enough.

Beautiful photos of your tree and the kids........gorgeous!!

Happy Weekend:)

xo,

Lisa

Super Mommy said...

Have I told you I like your blog's new look?? I really do...it's so pretty! Will sounds like Jasmine, LOL...gotta love those little minds!

Your tree is beautiful and so are those little helpers of yours!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Oh my gosh, Gail,I love Grace's hair! Beautiful post. Your BLOG feels like Christmas.

Lea
xo

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE your photos..
and I sooo cannot wait to see the kids Christmas photos..
HUGS..
Have a great weekend..

Jboo said...

Waiting is hard, but I'm afraid I won't be ready when Christmas does get here! How sweet he has a Christmas birthday! Maddy's is the 20th, so a fun month for her too! Have a great weekend!

Janet

Karen said...

...Who needs Christmas confections with your beautiful photos- they are always such a treat! Thanks for sharing!

PS Maggie is also VERY excited about Christmas this year- really doubles the joy, doesn't it?! Enjoy!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Beautiful photos, as always...but then again how could they not be with stunning subjects like Will & Grace!

The anticipation of waiting is tough at any age but when it is something so special it is definitely worth it!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Kristy said...

Gail everything is so beautiful, just so so beautiful!!!

Love and blessings, Kristy

Kayce said...

Just beautiful Gail! The tree, your photos and most of all your babies! Advent calendar...that's all I've got for you to help with the when question. Jacob LOVES his advent calendar still! :)

Kris said...

i am always fascinated at how acutely our perception changes as adults. like: SLOW down i need more time!! :)
beautiful photos.

Alyson & Ford said...

AA doesn't understand the concept of days either. Maybe next year! Right now we talk about the story behind Christmas and how beautiful everything is - your house looks wonderful!
She enjoys the simple pleasure of the tree lighting each evening!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

 
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