Saturday, December 27, 2008

Its all in the eye of the beholder....

Christmas was just a blessed day. The boys just got 1 REAL toy from us this year - Star Wars Legos. There were Ariat boots for the big boy, a knockoff Carhart Coat and overalls for the little one, school clothes that were needed and each got a game we can play as a family. Santa brought paintball guns and although I think the littlest is too little, I kept my opinion quiet (but dont be fooled for one minute, the "I told you so" wont pop out if something happens - it will be impossible to suppress ;) The girlie got socks and a couple gift cards and a game and Santa brought a camera....

I worried about this Christmas. Not because I couldnt afford anything, but because I knew I wasnt going to rain toys.... I wondered if my kids would feel let down.... I shouldnt have worried. The littlest thought his "Carhart" items were the best. So excited he would look like his brother and his dad - not to mention, he just looked so cute in them. The Legos were plenty, the boots a big surprise and hit.....

There was a lot of talk about the reason for the day - there were very little squabbles that seem to erupt over kids protecting their turf and their stuff. The kids played together, helped each other and just had a ball - It was a blessing to watch.

It is also nice to know that many things wont soon get broken and tossed or the kids just bored. We have some amazing Christmas' in my family - but all things considered - I think this was one of the best. Of course, I say that every year!

I hope your day was blessed and I hope your New Year keeps you safe, warm, fed, and loved.

Pray, Praise, Prepare

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

ok-this blog rocked!
i love you.

theotherryan said...

Everyone I know cut back this year. Most of us have cash but things are so darn discomforting that noone is whipping out the credit card (a good thing) or letting to much go out of savings. All things in moderation I suppose.

The Hermit said...

You and your family seem to have the right idea. It would have been foolish to spend a lot of money with things the way they are.

MeadowLark said...

Happy Holidays... it sounds like yours went well. Ours too. We're always happy that we pay cash for Christmas and don't have bills coming in from it. Especially this year.

But why is my capcha COPSHT. Is this a hidden message? Weird.