I am giving some ideas of what we get our kids for Christmas. if your like me, you are forever searching for ideas.
9 year old
Loom to crochet
5 year old
Kitchen play set (BIG)
Paint, chalk, art stuff
3 year old
Drum set (pulse)
And of course, they all get fruit, candy, undies, socks, and cheap dollar stuff from dollar tree!
Baking cookies with sprinkles and love
Wrapping gifts and presents with bright paper and bows
Warm music fills the air and mingles with laughter and giggles in anticipation
Every day counting down, shaking and listening to weird rattling sounds in boxes
Hoping with all they have that Christmas will not disappoint
Not so subtle clues given for weeks to ensure a heart the bubbles and quakes on that morning
But Christmas must be about the memories
Remember the sounds and smells and sights
Remember the joy of that special hug and cuddle
Kind words and love!
The eager villain of pain and suffering
Lingers with his breath heating the back of my neck
Always present, watching, lingering
Waiting for that perfect instance to unleash his Web of torture
Drawing upon my moves and emotions
His spirit dancing with mine
Until that perfect time to disrupt and spawn
Pain and suffering one more time
Wintery solace in the midst of the crowd she wandered through the busy streets. craving emotion but requiring distance, her steps echoed with her heart. travelling down the streets and across time, nothing remained but strings and chains. Bells and mistletoe and songs of yesterday ringing in her spirit. Maybe this will be the chance to change!