Holiday Spirit and The Kindergarten Winter Festival

11 Dec

Have I ever mentioned that I’m not what you’d call festive?

It doesn’t matter what holiday, I just don’t see the sense in buying lots of junk to adorn the house or kids with only to have to store it away once the holiday is over.  I look in awe upon individuals that get really into the holidays….the people that put up Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving or the moms I know who do holiday themed crafts or design the holiday party cupcakes to match the event (i.e yesterday’s school cupcakes were reindeer) And then there’s all the commercialization of the holidays but that’s a whole other rant.

That being said, I now have kids and kids love festivities so I’m doing the best I can to be celebratory and spirited.  I will tell you that The Elf on the Shelf is one of the cutest experiences ever and if you have little ones and don’t have one you must immediately! (thanks for the great gift buddy!)

So the twins had their kindergarten winter festival this week.  Families were invited to come watch.  Thankfully, both my son and daughter’s classes performed at the same time.  My poor girl lost her voice the night before (we’ve all been sick for weeks) and she pleaded with me to take her to the doctor in the morning so that she could sing loudly for the show!  She did have her voice back but I saw her wiping her nose multiple times during the performance.

The twins have been singing songs for weeks and it was really cute to see them up there in action.

The excitement in the room was contagious and somehow I found myself happily singing along…!

After the show each class had a gingerbread house decorating party.  My husband and I alternated rooms and the kids were absolutely thrilled.  The parents of each of their classmates are for the most part all really lovely so it was nice to get to know some of them better.

I thought saying goodbye might be a problem (there was no way I was taking them home early!) but the twins happily bid us farewell and gave each other a gleeful hug at the same time.

Whether or not I feel excited about the holidays, (anyone else think holidays can be a drag?) I know I do feel joy in seeing my kids’ enthusiasm…maybe that’s what’s it’s all about anyway.


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