Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Wishes



Prompt: If you could be any age at Christmas, what would it be? — list 5 reasons why (don’t stop at 5!!)

The wonderment of Christmas lights on festive trees or on houses open a fairytale world to a child. Tinkling bells whisper secret promises of Christmas morning. With singing, festive decorations and most people in a far better mood than other times of the year, if I could choose to be any age at Christmas time; I’d be 4 and a half.

  • Fairies and unicorns are real.
  • There is no other colour in the universe better than pink. Well, perhaps purple with twinkling stars through it.
  • Every one calls you “Princess” and means it.
  • Dimples behind your knees are cute.. as are a rounded tummy and chubby cheeks.
  • Any present which contains a sparkly wand or clip clopy plastic shoes or huge junky plastic jewellery is far better than anything else in the world.. except a pony.
  • A child of four and a half has an incredible ability to consume copious amounts of candy canes and icecream and never once worries about sugar content, tooth decay or calories.
  • Regardless of what time you went to bed on Christmas Eve, as soon as the sun is up ( and often beforehand) you are able to spring out of bed, alert and ready to explore what Santa has brought.
  • The best presents your family get are ones crafted by your own fair hand; squew-wif angels atop pink cottoncandy trees, heavily decorated with sticky fingerprints and far too much glue and sparkles.
  • Often the boxes and wrapping paper hold as much playtime enjoyment than the presents (especially the ones from old aunts who give you books, underwear, socks and handkerchiefs.)
  • Christmas time is one of the only times adults tend to let their guard down, have fun, get competitive with slot car racing, board games or building mansions from lego.
  • Chocolate is chocolate... isn't it? no concerns about purity or cocoa percentages.
I am blessed that I have never lost the wonderment of Christmas. Carol singing brings tears to my eyes and looking at the multitude of houses decorated, festooned in lights, never bores or frustrates me. I adore fireworks and glow sticks and the flickering candle flames during community carol singing. Having children has just given me an excuse to further experience the Christmas spirit; to visit as many Santas as we possibly can and to tour the suburbs to oooohhh and ahhhhh at lights every night in December.

Have a fabulous Christmas - be with the ones you love and cherish these times.

3 comments:

sentientstate said...

Rainbows and purple. It's the bestest. You get all the cute stuff. The child in us goes weeeeeeeeee! Happy Holidays Annie!

b said...

Thank you for the visit. Yes I agree 4 would be fun. I act like a 4 year old sometimes and it really does work for me!

This blog is just a beautiful image of the Christmas sparkle as seen through the eyes of a very young soul!

b

Happy New Year

thedreamrobber said...

Christmas's always wonderful, but I think no one sees it more wonderful than a 4 year old girl! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)
Thanks for your visit and comment too ^ ^