Friday, December 30, 2005

Changes

Well, it's that time for me. The wrapping paper is finally all gone, the left-overs are looking depressing, and I've stepped on enough Duplo blocks that I have banished all toys to the bedroom. Yes, it's that glorious after-Christmas letdown.

But in some ways, it's a relief. Christmas just wouldn't be so special if it wasn't confined to a small part of the year. (although I'll admit to celebrating it for a bigger part of the year than most, lol!) We would not be able to keep up all of these festivities and whirlwind jolliness for twelve whole months. Besides, Santa needs his vacation just as much as the next person.

I do like to try to keep that spirit of giving and thankfulness going all year. That's why I shop and craft for Christmas all year long. But the lovely thing about that is the fact that you can take it in small doses and then go on to your gardening, or swimming, or football, with the rest of the world being none the wiser. No need for full-scale gaiety, lol!

So now, I go back to stodgy, old, practical mommy, with too much laundry and not enough patience, but in the back of my mind is that little glimmer of Christmas lights and holly that I can take out and dream over in anticipation of next year.

1 comment:

Diblik Vasco said...

Wow you know? it`s not easy find a woman that think in the weay you do aobut being mother and wife!! and y yous say wow!! i look up to you thats amaizing my generation (i born in the early 80`s) was educated in the oposit belive so you know when I meet some one who think diferent I say Wow so Maybe I`m not that crazy!! wow!! realy I was like wow after seen your blog!! well i`m babling so
hugss!! diblik