Now that Jack is 3 ½ years old, Christmas is a REALLY big deal. This makes it even more fun for my husband and me. There is nothing we enjoy more than listening to how excited he gets about Santa and snowmen and Rudolph. There’s nothing better than seeing his eyes light up when he spots Christmas lights (“Look Mom! They’re so beautiful!”). He’s even learning Christmas Carols this year and it’s pretty darn adorable.
But even during this magical time, conflict found a way to sneak in when Hub and I found ourselves disagreeing on how we should handle certain traditions. Family traditions are very important to both of us and we want our boys to experience the warm, cozy feeling associated with them. But what happens when we have different ideas of what those traditions should be? “That’s not the way WE did it when I was young!” “You’re supposed to do it THIS way!” You know how that goes. After
discussing bickering over these trivial concepts, we came to the conclusion that maybe it was time to build new warm, cozy memories.