With it being so close to Christmas we have decided to take a break from blogging until the New Year. As this year comes to a close try to remember that our kids and family will not be extremely crushed if there are not hundreds of presents under the tree or over flowing stockings.
OK, there may be a few tears especially if your Christmas normally looks like the one above, but then heat up some hot chocolate, drop in a few marshmallows, turn on a Christmas movie and cuddle up under a blanket. Then you can play a board game, or a card game, just spend time together, QUALITY time together. Go walking around the neighborhood looking at Christmas light. Try to keep the phones and electronics on silent, in another room and pretend you live back in the Little House on the Prairie days.
This would mean exchanging only one gift each, listening to music (that Pa most likely played), and reading and playing games together and of course there being a blizzard that threatens the arrival of Santa and in swoops Mr. Edwards to save the day. Now I know our Christmas wont truly look like that because like I already mentioned we can watch movies, and of course we don’t all know a Mr. Edwards or live in a snowy climate but those simple Christmases are what I think this generation is missing.
We need to get back to living simple and having the gifts we give come out of the time and effort we thought about what to get that person. My favorite Little House on the Prairie Christmas episode was when Laura sold her horse to Mr. Oleson to buy her Ma a wood burning stove all the while her Pa was making a saddle to go on Laura’s horse. When Mr. Oleson came to pick up the horse and drop off the stove, Laura had just opened her saddle present and started crying because she was sad that her Pa had worked so hard on the saddle and now she couldn’t use it. I tried to find a video clip of it but….that is the one YouTube clip not circling the internet, so you will have to use your imagination, or go watch it yourself. It is from the first season episode fifteen. You can watch it here on Amazon!
Have a wonderful Christmas and everyone is saying it, so I might as well too, remember the reason for the season. Jesus loves you and that’s why we get to celebrate his birth this holiday season. Enjoy this time with your family and we will see you in the New Year with our dairy goats.