I have not been feeling the holiday spirit at all this year. We are living with my parents while we remodel our home. This project has taken a lot longer than we expected it to. Since we’re not in our own space, each holiday has been harder to enjoy. Christmas has been the hardest to prepare myself for. Usually I have all the gifts purchased by now and the tree has been put up. Definitely dragging my feet this year! Anyway, I still want to make it a special time for my boys and my husband so I’m trying to remember all of the fun things that are happening around me. I have realized, as mothers, we have a unique perspective on the holidays. So I’m pull myself out of my pity party and writing this post about what I enjoy Christmas most as a mother.
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A Mother’s Favorite Part of Christmas
Decorations – Honestly, growing up I hated when it was time to decorate for the holidays. Now as an adult, homemaker, and mother, I appreciate the work my mother put into making our home feel special around the holidays. I’m not decorating much this year because of our living situation but I CANNOT WAIT to decorate our new home next year. I’ve even started scoping out possible decorations I want on Amazon.
Lights – I loved the Christmas lights as a little girl. Some of my favorite memories are driving around with my dad and my sisters looking at the lights. I am so excited that my oldest son will be able to see the lights from his carseat this year and I can’t wait to see them light up his cute little face, literally!