Rowan woke up convinced it was Christmas morning. It was terribly hard to burst that bubble. He was so excited, that for a second I thought about feeding the illusion, and allowing him to open his presents. I didn’t though. I gently explained that today was a day called Christmas Eve, and while we don’t get to open presents today, we can still do a lot of fun stuff. I’m not sure he’s buying it.
Right now there are cranberry muffins in the oven, Rowan is watching a Christmas movie by tree-light, while playing with his wooden car carrier. We are going to the Christmas Eve service at our church tonight, but otherwise have a relaxing day ahead of us. Well, as relaxing as fishing little-boy underwear out of the toilet, and picking black play-doh out of blond hair can be.
Watching my two year old experience the holidays this year has been…..stunning. He is the epitome of child-like wonder and excitement. Between baking cookies, wrapping gifts, decorating the tree, and hanging stockings, it has been a month of so many joys and smiles.
Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing today, I hope you are filled with love. Love that makes you forget about your worries and your troubles. Love that brings tears to your eyes, and joy to others. Love like I have for my little boy, who really has no idea what he’s in for tomorrow morning.