We did get the nativity scene out, which is always a favorite and provides a perfect opportunity to teach about the marvelous story of Christmas and the people that God used to carry it out! I love how toddlers relate it to their daily living to remember the details...as one afternoon I was informed that the wise men brought Jesus "gold-fish" as a gift! :)
In fact they actually seem to compound when I'm pre-occupied! If I put a certain level of expectaion on my accomplishments for the day, there is bound to be an extra load of laundry or somebody will wake up teething or sick! Right about when I feel like I'm heading into a tailspin,
It's not whether the cards all got sent on time, but whether I taught what it means to share the true meaning of Christmas!
It's not whether the nutmeg got put in the cookie batter or not, but whether I took the time to let the little hands dump in the ingredients & shared the enjoyment of baking together.