Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas morning and my gift to myself is 15 minutes to write this post. I would give myself more time, but with Chopper making breakfast and Wesley sleeping, I have all the gifts I need...and there's laundry to fold.

I awoke this morning with that excited "santa came" feeling and I think that has everything to do with my new family. Wes won't remember this Christmas, but Chopper is giving me a glimpse into the excitement of Christmas for a little boy. Yes, the emotions of childhood Chopper are flowing and I am starting to see the magic (think A Christmas Story, red rider bb gun excitement). I am wondering if it is different for little boys and little girls, or just different for me and Chop. I would love to hear from some of the blog readers your insight- is there something about little boys and Christmas, or rather is there something about how men remember Christmas that differs than women. This is coming from the fact that I only ever hear men talk about it in that nostalgic whimsical way. I know women love Christmas but it seems to have more to do with creating that magic (oh boy, I hope I'm not way off base here...what a sexist!) Another man I know was talking recently about "laying the alter" with each ornament, (decorating the Christmas tree) for the gifts that santa would bring, he painted quite a picture with that one sentiment. So yeah, curious, not to get too psych-y on everyone.