Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Weird Day and Some Random Stuff

I've had a very weird day today and I can't quite put my finger on why. My emotions have been somewhat down all day. I think part of it is that there's so many things up in the air right now. I'm trying to get my daycare licensed. T is extending his army reserve contract. We're trying to figure out how to afford to live while he goes to school. I'm trying to figure out the rest of our Christmas shopping. I'm bummed because we were supposed to go to the burbs this weekend and go to a Christmas party and see friends. It's the one party I can count on every year to be there. It's sad and somewhat pathetic, but I've actually been looking forward to it all year. So it's a major letdown to not attend. I'm wondering how we'll ever get out of the rut of "going nowhere" that we're in.

On a positive note I got some knitting done today. I'm hoping to finish Boo's hat soon. Then I'll start on the two sets that I'm knitting for a friend's children.

Boo's language is just exploding. He says so many words that I can't keep up. I'm working on "Merry Christmas" with him. We have a couple of Christmas books and one tells the Christmas story. So I'm working on "baby Jesus" with him. I want so much for him to grasp the fact that Christmas is about Jesus' birth as opposed to rampant consumerism. It's hard to know how to get that point across when our culture is consumed with Christmas spending. It's easy to get caught up in it. Of course we plan to do Santa and all that with him too, but I want to somehow focus in on Jesus' birth as that's the part that's important to us as a family.

1 comment:

  1. sorry your day has been weird, but I understand. Thought T was done with the Army? Oh well.

    As for the Christmas/Jesus thing, don't worry about it too much yet. As long as you keep talking about it, it will make sense to them. We've done that with Will and it has made a difference. Last night he asked, "why do we have santa claus? I thought christmas was about Jesus' birth." we didn't have to force it, but he always wraps Jesus to christmas.

    We also do the Santa thing, but he never gives the "big" things. We want them to know the importance of giving from within the family and ideas of stewardship, sacrifice, etc.

    Anna identifies all the "baby Jesus'" on display in yards, but also recognizes Santa, Frosty, and "reindeer", so its cool.

    for what its worth...