My grandiose visions of celebrating the holiday season with my 5 and 6 year old are revealing themselves in the most unromantic way. Last weekend we went to go cut down a tree for the first time – because when in Georgia #obvi – So anyways we got to this small Mom and Pop tree farm about 45 mins north of the city and it was closed! No mention of a closing on their website, naturally. So then on the way back home, we ended up picking up a straggler at some one-off pop-up in the city center while half the family sat in the car. I mean really….
We also hit up Santa’s Fantastical which I heard was amazing but it turned out to be a bust. $130 for the family to get in and ultimately this was basically a curation of selfie sets. Like look, me and my family at a 1950s Christmas, or me trapped in a snow globe. I mean the fact that an attraction can be built around photo ops is just so 2018!
Anyways, the good news is my kids don’t notice. They are running around like, This tree looks perfect! And, Take another picture of me falling down this candy cane hole!
Their sense of wonder is infectious and honestly, THEY are the magic. I didn’t celebrate Christmas growing up. My first Christmas was when I was 16. It was very reserved and polite and Oh thank you and You really shouldn’t have and Can you please pass the JELLY. But seeing my kids eyes burn bright with wonder at whipped cream in their hot chocolate or their furrowed brow while calculating exactly HOW presents get into houses with no chimneys or almost crying from overwhelm when they see Santa – it’s just all….magic. For the first time in my life, I finally believe. And picture perfect Saturdays or not – I’m so in.
Also, all my kids want for Christmas is guns, slingshots and bows and arrows so there is that too. How is the season going for you!?
Here’s what’s up for this week…
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