The children sensed something was coming while they tossed fitfully in their beds last night. No one noticed the bright red sleigh with nine little reindeer soaring through the twilight sky, no one heard the creaking of the old wooden floor, and no one saw who ate the gingerbread-scented treats that were scrupulously positioned near the chimney. The boys woke up twinkled-eyed and thankful that something had come. This seasonal morning, the fairytale of all tales, is the most thrilling moment of the year for a young child. From this day forward the days grow longer, dreaming of this magical morning to arrive again.
On Christmas Eve, we stayed snuggled around our nest reading our favorite book of the month, What’s Coming for Christmas? by Kate Banks, made some crafty snowmen from stale peanuts, an idea from Sweet Paul and prepared some treats for that something that was coming. I enjoyed my thrift shop find and my artisanal balsamics from House of Balsamic. These treasures inspired me to prepare a special candlelit meal for this evening.
Wishing you the Merriest of Merries and here’s to hoping that something will come to your nest, year after year!