It tends to be a time of year where many people get busy and overwhelmed with Christmas and all the preparations, which sometimes can be a tad more tricky to juggle if you've got young children home twenty-four seven.
However in the last few years I have found it a time of the year to "take some time".
The school year has ended and Cohen is home for six weeks, Sarah has finished up kindy and is home for six weeks as well, she'll be school kid in the new year and a wee little preppie. Just shy of two years ago before Cohen started Prep, it really dawned on me over the Christmas holidays how much I would miss him when he started school.
I just realised that a five day school week from nine until three each day was such a huge chunk of time to not be spending without my boy and me being the one seeing all the things he was learning for the first time. I've been a stay at home mum for all three of my children and still am and to suddenly realise that I would become a second string viewer to what he was learning, doing and achieving both sadden me whilst excited me to know he would be growing and learning.
So when Christmas holidays hit now, it's seems just a natural time to take some time away from things. I've been taking stepping away from being online these last few weeks, to enjoy being the one who gets to see the changes first that so quickly happen over summer holidays. When school goes back I know I won't be the only one saying wow the kids have grown and changed so much in just six weeks.
Our days are currently being filled with all the childlike moments, whimsy and fun we can manage.
When Sarah says I can't wait to sleep under the Christmas tree and watching the lights, we make it happen.
We sneak out and have babycinos, smiles with mustaches.
We play together and make up stories and draw cities and let our play lead us to wherever it takes us.
We build cubby houses and nap in them and leave them up for days and relax whole there are yucky summer head colds annoying us.
We go out and we look out at the world and ask questions and come up with great big plans and ideas for other holiday adventures.
It's a time for enjoying and making magic happen, creating memories and building on old traditions and maybe making new ones too.
Between now and the New Year, I will continue to be a little less active on the blog and social media, for no other reason than to enjoy this special time. I hope you are all enjoying the season thus far and that you are slowing down to just take some time. What matters most are the ones closest to us.
From me to you, Merry Christmas!
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