I’m not feeling the Christmas Spirit this year.
This morning I watched my youngest falter after opening her gifts. Her sister unwrapped a retro gaming system, and an Akibento box. Both things she’d been really excited about. Her brother got the laptop both of them asked for. She’d gotten a few bits from Stranger Things and a really nice Karaoke machine for the girl who sings everywhere she goes. Now, she didn’t ask for the Karaoke but I think she’s too young for a laptop and, in all honesty, I had a finite amount of energy to direct toward shopping. This morning I could see the disappointment. I pumped her up a bit, convinced she’d love the gift once we got it set up.
The look she gave me was incredibly familiar. I think I’ve seen it every year since she was born… So Skeptical!
I gave her a stern look and was gifted with the lip.
But half an hour later as we sang out first duet…Say Something…..the sun had come out again.
But it was a close call I’ll remember.
Time to stand back up, put on my big girl panties, and let the dead roll in their graves. I’ve got living to get back to.