Christmas is a little different around here this year. We are thinking about traditions – ones we have and love, ones we want to implement in our family. Christmas will look a little different again next year and the year after that.
A couple of weeks ago, we went on our annual Christmas tree hunt. It was cold and wet and probably the fastest hunt we’ve ever had. This year we searched for and found a smaller tree. Small enough to put up on top of a desk in the corner of our living room so that it’s out of reach of the smallest person around here.
A small tree is definitely easier to cut down and transport.
Pearl has opened one Christmas present so far and her favourite part was the bow so Christmas morning promises to be pretty pressure-free. (In future years I probably won’t be able to shop for her while she’s present but it’s been pretty convenient this year.)
Pearl has enjoyed* two Christmas parties so far, as well as a night with her grandparents while Peter and I were at his staff party. This week she is enjoying having Peter around all day (and I’m enjoying the naps I’ve had while the two of them hang out). It’s the first time in years I haven’t had to work in the days leading up to Christmas and that’s nice too.
*”Enjoying” might not be the right word for our little introvert but she was there.