The Grinch Doesn’t Live Here
I have always been a very strict, Christmas happens in December and only December kind of person. Which means decorations go up after December 1 and come down Before New Years.
It turns out at 2.5 years old, toddlers loves all things Christmas! And, he couldn’t understand or and refused to agree to with my Christmas only in December arbitrary rule.
In the last few weeks whenever we drive anywhere, he has started saying Hi Snowman! to any house that has a blow-up or light-up snowman outside. Whenever we drive anywhere, he also points out trees that are on (have Christmas lights on them) and trees that are off (do not have Christmas lights on them). And, he also points out houses that are on and houses that are off. And, every-time we arrive at our house, he says All off. No Christmas at our house.
Cue broken-hearted mom.
Needless to say, I determined that I had to step up my game, because if my toddler wants to enjoy the Christmas season, I had better let him! I simply want to encourage the spirit of Christmas for as long as possible, because isn’t that magic part of being a kid?
So, for the first time in my adult life, my house now has Christmas lights up before the end of November. And, I even bought Little MPB a light-up snowman for our front yard, so he can say Hi Snowman whenever we come home.
We also went and saw Santa in November! In fact, we went the very first day Santa arrived at our local version of the North Pole. Little MPB loved meeting Santa! Since Little MPB’s visit with Santa he has told me that Santa is going to bring me a car toy. He also said Santa told me that unicorns like me.
And last weekend I actually put out Christmas decorations around our house, so now our house looks Christmassy inside and out! And, our tree will go up next weekend (we get a real tree so I cannot get one in November and expect it to last until Christmas). I’m really hoping this year that Little MPB will actually help decorate the tree and not take every decoration off the tree, although something tells me that will be another year away. But, I’m still willing to hope that we’ll get lucky enough that he’ll leave the tree alone and we can have decorations on the bottom half of our tree this year.
Needless to say, it’s officially starting to feel a lot like Christmas at the MPB house!
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