|Calender flipped to October! 2012 Calender in basket,waiting to be filled.|
"Yay!" Bekah said as she flipped the calendar to the next page,"I love this! I've been waiting!"
I wasn't even at my first sip of coffee yet, so I didn't get it.
"Because these are my favorite three months! First, October is full of fun Halloween stuff, and then Thanksgiving is in November, and then-yippee!- it's Christmastime! All three months are fun, they are my favorites all year!"
Her joy was juxtaposed with the clutching of stress in my belly.
Halloween? I still have summer decor outside! I'm not ready for pumpkins and costumes and creepy looking treats!
Thanksgiving?! All that work to get that meal on the table! Planning, and shopping, and cleaning and chopping, and cooking....and more cleaning.
Christmas!?! CHRISTMAS? That's the biggie! All that shopping and planning and wrapping and...
I took a sip of coffee to calm myself. These next three months are going to be busy, and full and...
I looked at my daughter prancing out of the room, excited for the fun and suprises that the next three months will bring. That's when it hit me... she has that image of these months because I have made the activities of them special for her and her brothers. All the planning and work--sure, it puts a pumpkin on our stoop, a beautiful dinner on the table, and a sparkly season celebrating the birth of our Saviour--it also make memories.
All that effort on my part makes the childhood memories of my children.
But I am going to need A LOT more coffee.