We have spent the last week at Christmas programs, buying gifts, practicing, dressing the girls up in dresses , tights, with dress shoes, curling their hair despite their protests to all of the above, while trying to maintain a healthy, balanced life in the middle of it all. (I think I ate a candy bar for dinner 2 nights last week).
It was great to take an hour out last night to read the Christmas story with the girls (the Jesus one, not the Ralphie one). Maddie was the narrarator, Belle was Joseph, and Whitney was Mary. Bitty Baby was the Baby Jesus, and he ended up falling out of Mary's hands onto the ground, but I am sure that didn't happen in real life.
Rob put a present in the Manger (a box we got from Aldi) instead of the baby Jesus. The girls were confused at first, but then realized what he was trying to say: Sometimes people think more about presents at Christmas than they do about Jesus.
We have all enjoyed this season of getting ready for Christmas. It truly has been a meaningful experience for us. It has been especially fun watching the big girls help Isabelle learn what they know about Jesus.
So the point is….buy me a present, just don't spend as much as you normally would. haha. 🙂