The Christmas season seems to come earlier and earlier each year, doesn’t it?
I mean, it’s not even Thanksgiving and stores are dressed in red and green. Trees with giant silver and gold balls line city streets.
Car companies have been encouraging us to make it a “December to remember” since the end of October.
Candy canes have replaced candy corn at the grocery store.
Where I live, today was the first day of school.
Our youngest started kindergarten…he hopped on that big, yellow school bus for the first time in his life like a champ! My daughter was right behind him…she was on to fourth grade.
Overall, it’s a big transition for us. There are no longer any non-school agers living in our home. No more “babies.”
Are you a morning person?
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to appreciate mornings more and more. Dare I say, I even like them now.
That hasn’t always been the case, though. For most of my life I’ve wished days would start at noon.
My daughter has been learning how to play the ukulele at school.
They’ve been working on the song “Lean on Me.”
She and I have been singing that song together for a while now. We even looked up the lyrics to be sure we were getting the words right.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to mishear the words in a song. For example, when I was a kid I remember listening to this old Kenny Rogers tune.
My wife and I experience a much different pace in our lives than we did before we had kids.
Now, there are practices and games, recitals and meetings, doctor visits and haircut appointments. The list goes on an on.