Christmas Time

Posted December 16, 2010 by Jen in Tags: ,

I can’t believe it’s almost December 25! It is true… the older you get, the faster time seems to move.  Jobs, family time, holiday parties, sporting events, school activities… They all crowd up this busy time of year.  When I was younger, it seemed like Christmas vacation (it was still called that way back then) lasted FOREVER! It was filled with days outside playing in the snow, trying out the new toys, just hanging out with my family, enjoying TV specials (no DVDs or OnDemand back then). I think back to that time with amazement. Then I wonder, am I providing my children with the same great memories? Or am I too busy with “stuff?” As I read my books, spend time online, run to the stores,  text on my phone, am I forgetting to just slow down and spend quality time with the family?

We have one more week until vacation time begins. My goal is to slow down and give more time back to my family. I want to create magical childhood memories for my kids. And I’d love to get back a little of the magic for myself.  What about you? What are your plans for the holiday season?

3 responses to “Christmas Time

  1. Time does seem to speed up as we get older. One minute you’re wrapping gifts, the next your taking down the tree.
    My plans are to slow down and take it easy over the holiday break. Get some work done on my manuscript and read by a cozy fire.
    Hope you have a wonderful Holiday with you’re family!

  2. Yeah, another year has almost come to an end. My plans for this holiday season involve a fun trip. Me and hubs are going to New York city the last week of the year. Yay!
    Enjoy your time creating magical childhood memories for your kids, Jen! I hope you manage to get back a little of the magic for yourself as well. *hugs*

  3. You’ve got a point… It’s far tooo easy to get caught up in the rush of life. I need to focus on giving Monkey the same kind of memories that we have. I used to love watching It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story and my favorite, White Christmas. I’d love for Monkey to sit down and watch them with me.

    Thanks for reminding me of what’s really important. xoxo