The Christmas/holiday season is here.
Though Christmas Day has come and gone, we are in the middle of a two week holiday break and I am embracing it so much that I don't want to let it go.
In fact, I am wishing that I could add an additional week since I know this second week will just zoom by.
I love breaks.
Now this could mean that I am lazy at heart and love lounging around and not dealing with my worldly responsibilities (i.e. bills, kid activities, appointments, etc.) and not going really anywhere...
Or it could mean that I love the balance that a break brings to my life when put up against the everyday busyness that can be my life.
I like to think that the latter is true.
It has been a good holiday season so far. We had family in town - still have one: my mother, - and it was good to have a holiday with them and the kids. In fact, the four year-old bawled when his aunt left on Saturday.
My three boys are social beings and they love their family.
Even though they ignored the adults for about 70% of that time, they relished in their presence. It was comforting to them and so were the little mini routines that started with the family being here: the meal times together - we actually sat around the table every day of the week that the family was here, - the hugs to each one before they went to bed.
The photo above of the boys (taken a few weeks earlier) says it all, expressing the happiness of the holiday season for me so well.
It was a good time that came to an end pretty quickly.
Like this next week will, I'm sure.
But kudos to this holiday season that is bringing us joy and a balance.
I'm so not ready for it to end yet. Can I have another week, please?
So was your holiday a break for you? Or not?
Feel free to share because this Bronx girl would love to hear your thoughts.