As time has worn on closer and closer to Christmas, I stand here in total disbelief. While I’ve been listening to Christmas music
since October a lot, I’ve been slow to get into the spirit this year, for whatever reason. So many things I was trying to get done. Trying to pack to be out of town for an extended period of time. Making sure I had gifts for all the special people on my list. Whatever it was, I was just feeling stressed and just generally trying to pretend like Christmas wasn’t as close as it was.
And then I got to go see one of the cutest kiddies in the whole wide world. And – even feeling a bit under the weather – his adorable little giggles and fascination with cardboard boxes left me grinning and reminded me of the spirit of the season.
Thank you, Mateo, for always having a smile for me in there somewhere. Nothing like a sweet baby to spread holiday cheer, eh?
What about you? Have you ever had a year you had trouble getting in the spirit?