why do I run around at this time of year, like a demented chook with it's head cut off?
do I do it for myself - well yes, I guess to a certain extent it is - but mostly I do it to make memories. Years ago, when I became a mum, I wanted my children to have a Christmas just like I had when I was a child - so I set about creating - and I have done well. Even if I do say so myself - my children still talk about past Christmases - the fun times * they each have their special memories...
then I became a grandmother * and I remembered my Christmases spent with both sets of grandparents - maternal * Nan & Pa and the paternal *grandma & grandfather. ....sadly they are not with us here anymore.
So, on becoming a grandmother - I wanted to make memories for my grandchildren -I have two grandsons at the moment. Thomas 6 and Jack 2. So I decorate and do fun stuff for them - buying junk Christmas stockings filled with absolute rubbish & out of date lollies, answer their questions about Santa with fairytale stories -telling them the story of the true beginning of Christmas, asking them to make me a Christmas decoration at school - hoping that in time, they will sit and talk about grandma and her Christmases.....that dearies, is why I persist in decorating....to make memories.
oh and by the way - all my 6year old grandson wants for Christmas of Santa is a pack of shiny pencils - isn't that gorgeous!