Your children only get one childhood....I have a friend who emails what she calls 'Christmas Joys' each day in December. She has been doing it for years and it's always fun to receive them. They are pretty much the same each year but sometimes she will add something to them. They are usually just a list of thoughts or ideas for December. As a bonus, she lists the activities going on in town for each week.
Today's "joy's" started off with "Your children only get one childhood". This is so true and can really mean many things. For any time of the year, not just Christmas. The first thing that came to my mind is that since they only have one childhood they should remember it as having a mom that was present, not running around like a crazy lady trying to make everyone else happy and essentially forgetting about the most important people - her kids & husband.
So, this time of the year when it's easy to lose sight of what matters, stop to take some time to make sure your kids will remember this time of year, as well as the other 11 months, fondly. Make sure they remember mama being 'there' for them.
A true Christmas joy....