My collection of houses and Christmas trees grows every year. A mix of items found are Target, Etsy and some gifts.
No one believes in Santa anymore. Layla was the last one and it’s officially over. Well, they are 14, 12 and 10 I shouldn’t be surprised but let me tell you it sucks.
The whole realism is over-rated. I want Santa to be real again and I can milk it for all it has. There was the issue with moving the elf every night (or every time I remembered) but I loved using Santa as a carrot and a stick.
"If you don't behave Santa won't get you any gifts."
"If you fight with your brother Santa will know!"
As the mother of pre-teens and a teenager, I need a new version of Santa. Something they will totally believe in and do anything to get into its good graces. Really, I need it more now than I needed it when I could pick them up or give them a toy or food to calm them down.
So yes it's Christmas but we have yet to find the Christmas spirit!
We’re doing Thanksgiving a bit differently this year. There will be no turkey or gravy, no mashed potatoes or stuffing.
I will celebrate my family by being with thim , having fun and relaxing. The turkey can get stuffed!