Have you been watching Christmas movies? I want to! Home Alone is so cute and the house is so lovely! I love The Holiday and Love Actually, too. Love Actually has a few scenes I could do without but I SO love Emma Thompson in everything she does. Good Nanny McPhee, right?
Have you sent cards? I haven't. I cannot seem to carve out a long length of time.
I've been reading A Child's Garden of Verses illustrated by Tasha Tudor. The verses are so sweet, so pure. Stories are balm, don't you think? Illustrations are the same. Think about how long Richard Scarry's drawings have been blessing people! I first discovered them when I was babysitting (so long ago, me a teenager reading stories to children!) I fell in love with Lowly Worm and Goldbug.
I have a Pinterest board titled All Things Three Bears. Everyone in my family of origin (five of us kids) has a few bear connections. Our name starts with Bere, so we are bears. I've told you about my Edward Bear. He's my teddy and I like to hug and smooch him. Tina (The Quiet Home) has a teddy, too. Do you think you might need a teddy for Christmas?
I like The Three Bears because I like porridge and cozy beds. I like kitchen chairs and soft armchairs in warm arrangements. I also like walks in the woods, but I haven't had a woodsy walk since last summer when I was in Washington. Betty at Betty the Wood Fairy must take those woodsy walks for me.
So all this to say, children make the Christmas season very sweet. Birdie sang a little solo at her holiday show last night and she'll sing again on Sunday at the church program. Sam made a lovely snow bunny at preschool and I'm sure my Fort Collins grands are continuing to do fun Advent activities with their clever mama as their daddy organizes church celebrations. I gave some of my students candy canes the other day and they were delighted. Simple sweetness in honor of the dearest infant King.
Come to Him like a child. What an invitation.