It’s been an… interesting week. For starters, our family dog Bear, passed away mid-week. Trying to explain to your 5-year-old that their pet got sick and died is never easy. Especially because we explained that we buried him and he could visit, which might of been a mistake because he keeps saying he is going to go dig him up. I didn’t even tell him that night, I couldn’t bring myself to. I thought he would guess because he caught me crying and then kept asking questions but it was bed time so he got over it I guess. It worked out since I wasn’t ready to say it to him right then, anyway.
Besides that bump, just trying to get things done for Christmas is a chore on it’s own when you have work and three kids (or even if you don’t, really.) Chayse has been acting out a lot this month and nothing I seem to say or try in my little bag of tricks getting through to him. I just want him to be grateful for what he does get and not have that spoiled mindset of “I’m getting this because I asked for it. Even if im bad it’s coming.”
This weekend at work, my coworker and I were ringing out a father and two of his kids after they had found a present for the mother. She asked them what they asked Santa for and the little one who had to be about 4, said “Star wars toys!” which was so cute. But then, the older girl who was I would say, around 7 replies “I didn’t ask for anything, I just told Santa I want him to help my family donate tons of toys and give to others. I want him to even give the stuff my family gets”. It was the cutest answer I had ever heard. Kids have such big innocent hearts from the start that they just learn and mold from what they know it can mess with that innocence. They can be so sweet that I wish more adults were that way. Heck, I wish I remembered to stop and think that way more. I know I have to try, and thats what I want my kids to feed off of.
I have a couple more thoughts that I can ramble about and intertwine with this post but I’m going to cut this short and just say if you’re reading this, I hope you have a good rest of the day, week, and so on during these crazy times.
Are you ready for this week? What’re your plans for the Holiday, if you celebrate?