I’ve been thinking a lot about Sophie this Christmas.
She is my two year old grand daughter coming to visit soon.
She doesn’t remember Christmas last year because one year olds just think Christmas is a big giant chew toy and science exploration.
I wonder what her little mind is thinking about the Christmas holiday.
Do you ever wonder what our children think of Christmas time…
The house gets decorated like there is some kind of celebration.
A real or fake tree is brought in a significant spot and decorated.
Schools have parties for three or four celebrations.
Everyone begins to practice songs.
Bells seem to be constantly ringing and we are supposed to laugh when they do.
There’s rumor some old heavy set man comes to our houses to bring presents.
When we see this old guy we are supposed to run up and sit on his lap and love him, then tell him our secrets…and we don’t know who he is and don’t want to. When we cry our parents get mad because we are supposed to have a cute picture with this guy.
There are pictures constantly being taken.
We attend church and learn about a baby Jesus and a mother Mary. Why?
We dress up more than usual.
Everyone seems to move faster than usual.
Everyone seems to have more happy energy, but also grouchy tired energy too?
Stories are read about Santa as a fish, a pirate, a ninja, a snowman, a prince, etc.? What is this all about?
Ok, I’ll go along with it…
Do you ever wonder why children don’t need to be asked if they have Christmas spirit?
Do you ever wonder why Christmas seems so magical for them?
They must know something more about Christmas, that adults forget as they get older.
Sophie knows the secret already and she is only two years old…