Oh my! Christmas is in less than a week. I can't believe it. Every year brings many familiar feelings. When we pull out the box of decorations I still stop and reminisce at particular ornaments or knick knacks. I'll think back to my bursting anticipation as a child at Christmas time. Or I'll think of the adventure of buying and setting up our first Christmas tree as a married couple.
We went to tree lots and were flabbergasted at just how much it cost to buy a real tree. We ended up at Wal-Mart picking out one that had been laying up again the front of the store. We Got it home and realized we had no ornaments except the one stuffed bear ornament my grandmother gave us over Thanksgiving. It has two bears holding a heart that reads, "Our First Christmas Together 2002."
Now as I pull out the ornaments I get to tell Judah about where each came from. He enjoys reviewing the decor he has traditionally chosen over the years. This year he was very excited to adorn our tree with his new pick of the season, Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer.
Judah get so excited now that he's older. He loves everything Christmas. Trees, snow, lights, cards, Santa, Nativity Scenes, and Christmas Carols.
The latter, carols, has become so consuming the season. He listens to Christmas music 24/7. He even listens to it while he sleeps.
Because of all the frequency, he's learned the words to nearly every song, whether he meant to or not. I over heard him singing "Mele Kalikimaka" the other day. I was so surprised at how well he knew the words. The the next morning he woke up singing "Holly Jolly Christmas" As I listened closely I had to hold back my laughter.
He Sang: "Have a holly jolly Christmas..........Oh, ho, the mistletoe, hung where you can see. Somebody waits for you, LIZARD I CAN BE."
We can't tell him the real line, it's just too funny right now. "Lizard I can be," has become our anthem around here this year.
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