I think she was both right and wrong - I do manage to feel the joy of Christmas without kids, but would it be better with kids? I believe it would. Luckily, I get to borrow some of that joy from my nieces and nephews, and that's good enough for now.
After opening gifts yesterday morning, we drove to my aunt and uncle's house for more presents and Christmas dinner. The kids wanted to ride in my car, because my car (an '05 Chevy Malibu Max) is seriously AWESOME (to the under 10 crowd).
On the short ride to my aunt and uncle's house, I asked the kids what their favorite thing about Christmas is. My six year old nephew exclaimed, "THE TOYS!" Then, remembering lessons his parents and church leaders have taught him, he caught himself and said, "No.... wait. The caring. About each other."
Here are a few pictures from Christmas:
|Christmas Eve walk|
|My cozy socks!|
|How we all felt by the end of the day!|
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!