It seems that yet once again we are getting the twinkling lights out and the tinsel, and the messy but lovely christmas tree. Yes, Christmas is rolling around yet again. I do not know about you but one thing that I look forward to every year is the reading. My mom and I always read, The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett, The Christmas Humbugs by Collen Monroe, Dream Snow by Eric Carl, and The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. I enjoy the annual story time when we read the same books and more. I know that some older children out there might think that it is babyish to read with your parents and read picture books no less, but the fact is that one day you will miss that and say “Why did I not do it when I was younger.” You want to do it now before it is too late.
Only a couple of years ago, I would sit up late at the computer tracking santa. I would stay up to about 9:00 and see that Santa was on his way and I would go to bed so he would not miss my house. If you want to track Santa click here. It is a really fun thing to do. See where he has been and where he is going. But Christmas is not just about the presents. It is about spending time with family and friends and giving to others. It also is about Jesus Christ’s birth. If you have a younger child or sibling and you want to teach them about Jesus’s birth, there are many great picture books out there with all of the information needed for the young minds. One book is about a donkey that is being treated badly and then the donkey meets Saint Francis and he tells him a story about Jesus’s birth and how his kind made it possible. It is called Saint Francis and The Donkey by Robert Byrd.
So if you do not get many gifts of any at all, do not be sad. The most important thing is that you are with friends and family.
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