Old story that has been rattling around in my brain all day, so I have to share it first. Adam, Kenly, and I are going to Florida after Christmas. I always look forward to warmth, sun, and soaking up some rays. My meds say that I can't have prolonged sun exposure, so I was whining in typical fashion to Adam the other night. My "punny" husband, without a seconds hesitation, said, "Well, it's a good thing we had a daughter then." I looked all confused...Adam said, "Wait for it"....because he knows I'm slow, and then I died laughing. The good belly kind that makes you hurt all over.
So, back to today. I woke up grouchy. I even idly threatened to shove the binky up Kenly's nose this morning. I couldn't shake the funks all day...I tried. Kenly screamed all the way home from my lab work. I just kept getting wound tighter and tighter. Adam came home and gave me my fourth day of Christmas....he's shooting for a present for all 25 days. How he can do it and stay under budget, I'll never know. Today's present was a book of nursery rhymes with a CD. He's building my arsenal for my "classroom of one." Then it started. I noticed the Christmas lights. Adam built a warm, inviting fire. We ate a great taco dinner, and then we watched the old black and white version of Miracle on 34th Street. Don't you love the scene where they dump the letters on the judge in the courtroom? Doesn't it make your heart sing? I am a sucker for Christmas movies. They make me feel all warm and fuzzy. I can't wait to introduce Kenly to Cindy Lou Who, the Grinch, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman. I can't wait to see her face as she watches Charlie Brown pick out that scrawny tree that turns into a glowing spectacle of lights. We'll watch Elf and laugh as Will Ferrell eats nasty gum off a rail in NY City. We'll cheer when Tim Allen saves the day in The Santa Clause. What will her face be like as she watches the Polar Express? The wonder of Christmas through my child's eyes will be a miracle to behold. I love Christmas. It brings out the child in me....I can't wait to share all the wonders with her. Christmas Spirit rubbed off on me tonight. I got the attitude adjustment I needed...and I believe. I always will.