Just when the Christmas season started to feel like a burden rather than the joy that it should be, my kids came along and restored in me a sense of wonder. Here are a few highlights from this season:
- Ben’s Number One hit:
We wish you were Mary Christmas
- This song has been getting heavy rotation in Ben’s brain the past few days:
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, your branch is light now, that’s the book for me.
- Trying to sing himself to sleep tonight, Ben started riffing on the O Christmas tree song, coming up with his own verses:
Oh Stocking, Oh Stocking, Oh you so are beautiful.
Oh light, light, light, you are so bright. Oh yes you are.
Oh Christmas card, Oh Christmas card, I so love you, I so love you.
- After learning that her dad, not Saint Nicholas, was the one who put candy in her shoes, our friends’ daughter told Ben:
There’s no such thing as St. Louis.