The kids have been asking me to put up the Christmas tree even before Halloween so immediately after our Halloween weekend, their Dad and I finally relented and brightened our house with some decors.
So this week, I am grateful for:
Christmas trees and Christmas lanterns
We come home from work, sometimes beat-up from the stress of the deadlines and the horrible traffic, but when we turn to our street, we see our Christmas lanterns and we instantly feel alright.
My kids have written their letters to Santa with their promises (Unna’s: controlling her temper. Laila’s: not sucking her fingers anymore) and their wishes (“a two-wheel bike, please but if that’s not possible, then a Thea Stilton book will do”).
I did write my letters as a kid. My husband and I agreed that we will make them go through the same childhood tradition of believing in Santa (and the Tooth Fairy). You get to be a kid only once and we want them to experience magic and wonderment while they are in that stage.
With all these lights and décor, the excitement of kids anticipating Santa’s gifts, making lists and all, the Christmas songs on repeat mode, tell me, who wouldn’t be glad?
Spreading some Holiday joy from Manila to the rest of Maxabella’s party of gratefuls.