Christmas Has Changed for the Good

being a parent at Christmas

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Christmas has certainly changed since we became parents.  The first few years we spent Christmas together with one of our families or the other and it was nice, but it lacked something, it was always a bit of an anti-climax and only after having kids do I know why.

opening Christmas present

Christmas is still so magical and exciting when you’re little and as a parent you get to see it through their eyes and remember how you used to feel on Christmas morning, so excited with anticipation of seeing if Santa had been and a wonderful day full of family, food, presents and crackers.

I like setting up little things like the snowy footsteps of Santa having been, just to add a little magic for the boys!

Of course it does mean we have to get up very early on Christmas and the kids are grumpy and tired before lunch, but seeing how excited they are definitely makes up for all that!

Christmas tree toddler

At the moment having a tree up can be a bit of a nightmare with a toddler, but I still refuse to not put it up.  Every day A loves to go and play with the decorations (not so bad), but then he throws the baubles as he thinks they are balls…. I have put all the more delicate decorations at the top of the tree out of his reach!  I’m sure that part of Christmas will be easier next year.

What has changed for you at Christmas time since becoming a parent?

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