Part of me is reeling in the shock that Christmas is now only thirty-six sleeps away! Despite my best efforts and intentions, I do not have my Christmas shopping finished, I have not even contemplated any Christmas baking and the idea that in two weekends time I need to start Christmas decorations only leaves me feeling overwhelmed and anxious. This is hardly the way to start the most festive season of the year.
Luckily, there are two little boys in this house who do not worry themselves over buying Christmas presents or working out busy Christmas schedules. Instead all they can do is completely immerse themselves in the excitement and anticipation of Christmas. And I am grateful for that. Grateful that my boys can be the reminder I need to keep in check what Christmas is all about. I guess that is something we often neglect to realise as parents – that we can learn so much from our children.
Knee deep in parenting books, juggling a mountain of advice and trying to put it all into practice often leaves me feeling that all I do is set rules, set boundaries and teach my boys all day long. Only very recently I have come to realise that parenting is as much about teaching as it is about learning. I continue to be amazed at the insight my boys have into life. And more often than not, their view is so much better than mine.
So this Christmas while I juggle all the things that need to get done, I am also going to enjoy the magic that only comes this time of year. Visiting streets of Christmas lights, all the Christmas adventures in the city, the many family gatherings we have planned these are the moments that I look forward to and matter the most.
A truly special way to be immersed in the magic of Christmas is at Santa’s Magical Kingdom. We missed going last year and cannot tell you just how awesome it was to go this year. It was the perfect start to feeling the Christmas spirit.
Despite being so exhausted and tired at the end of night, AJ managed to put things right back into perspective when he told me “that was the most awesome night Mum! I’m going to tell everyone at school on Monday!” Funnily enough, my feet didn’t ache as much as we walked back to the car, hugging and holding hands. Moments like these are what make Christmas special and the memories that I will hold onto.
Santa’s Magical Kingdom is giving away one family pass to attend the Saturday November 30 10am session. With so many sessions already sold out –this is a great chance to capture the spirit of Christmas and experience a truly magical Christmas wonderland.
Are you ready for Christmas?
What do you look forward to most at Christmas time?
My full review of our night at Santa’s Magical Kingdom can be read here.
Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Santa’s Magical Kingdom. All opinions expressed are my own.
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