Christmas 2020 is in the books! Who would have thought we all would have made it through the year to see Christmas? It was a year of so many lows for everyone, and while I tried really hard to get into the Christmas spirit, it just didn’t really happen for me this year. That’s a hard thing to admit out loud – on the outside, we did all the things we normally do: listen to Christmas songs, make cookies, see Santa – but it just never felt “right.”
I think Sheffield had a good Christmas, and let’s be honest, that’s really all that matters to me. He had a good visit from Santa – getting the fish that he really wanted and a scooter. He named his three fish – Garfield, Odie and Nermal. They’re little glo fish, and he loves them. He got what he really really wanted – which was an Osmo for his pad. They’re little learning games that he does at school, and who am I to say no to learning? He of course got some books, a new watch, a new camera. And at the end of the day got to take a nap with Poppa.
I was glad that Sheff appeared thankful for all his gifts – we’ve talked at length about being grateful for what he has. I think he has a firm grasp on the fact that he’s pretty lucky nothing drastic befell this family this year. Both parents are still employed, and we still have a roof over our head and are able to be fed each and every day. Maybe that’s why I just couldn’t wrap my head around the Christmas spirit – so many have lost so much this year. It’s hard to imagine a year that began with such high hopes for so many, only to have it smashed a few months into the year.
It’s been hard this year to put on a happy face, but that’s what us parents do, right? We do our best to keep our kids happy and healthy – and try to keep the magic in all holidays, especially Christmas. I know that the calendar page changing over to 2021 doesn’t mean everything goes away, but am staying hopeful. And since this post took a turn for the dark – here is a picture of Sheff and Santa discussing how good he’s been all year.
I hope you all had a great Christmas – Happy 2021.