There was a time when thoughts of my Christmas List conjured images of blue boxes with white ribbons, monogrammed handbags and shiny little things to hang from my ears. Now, my Christmas List is often for sleep and a long deserved rest, in the sun, away from the year that has been. Today I am playing along with the fun of Essentially Jess and her Christmas List. So, if I was sitting on Santa’s knee, here are the five things that I would ask for.
One. New pillows please. Our pillows are as old as the house and as old as our marriage. They need to go. Sleep is truly treasured; I no longer can have it spoiled by lumpy old pillows.
Two. Patience. Mostly, I need that patience for myself. Please Santa, bring me the magic potion that stops me being so hard on myself. Stops the never ending ‘need’ to be doing something all-the-time and then feeling guilty when I’m not.
Three. Twelve date nights. Real date nights. No kids. Restaurants, drinks, maybe even a little dancing. Nights where I get to wear a dress, put on makeup, feel special and not talk about work or the kids. Twelve nights – one for each month of the year – where we can relive a little youth and ignite a little spark in our marriage.
Four. The ebb and flow of words. Please Santa, keep the writer’s block away. Like a funnel capped into the eaves of our house, keep the words flowing in. So I can keep writing. Keep breathing the words that have gained such a new meaning.
Five. The last one is extravagant – but this is Santa –so anything goes. A golden ticket. Not the kind from Charlie and the Chocolate factory. A Qantas golden ticket. An open ended airline ticket to fly myself and our family – anywhere anytime for one whole year.
Six. There is one more thing I would ask for and this one is not for me. To wish for something for someone else, especially those I love, please Santa bring them all good health. Nothing more and nothing less. The past few weeks have shown me that our health, both physical and mental, should never be taken for granted. So Santa, magic band-aids please. So that everyone can be healthy – always.
Now in the Spirit of Christmas, I pass the mistletoe onto five more bloggers, whose Christmas wish I would love to see. Don’t be a Grinch, share your wishes and tag five more.
If you were sitting on Santa’s knee, what would you ask for?