I wrote this 11 years ago but it's such a great Christmas memory for me... and I'd like to share it with you.
Again, that was written 11 years ago. Both of my kids are grown now but when we get together for Christmas THIS story...of all our stories... ALWAYS comes up. (side thought, you really didn't think that Santa made that trip around the world without using the bathroom did you? No really, Santa may have pooped at your house!)
Another story that always comes up this time of year is the time that Mom and Dad got them Money for Christmas. They were at that weird age were toys just didn't seem right and not quite to the age of appreciating the ever popular "socks and underwear" just yet.
But because we are THAT kind of parents we can't just HAND them $100 each... We're not going to put it in a card... or a gift. We have to be weird about it. We got them each $100 in $1 bills. We rolled up each bill and put it inside a balloon, blew up the balloons and THAT was their gift.
It was worth the time picking up the balloon trash to watch them have to pop each balloon to get their money.
I say all that to say this. There's no better time than the present to make some fun memories with your family. Our Christmas will be different this year and Tam and I have been working on ways to make THIS Christmas a fun memory.
From my family to yours