As I said in the previous post, Christmas this year was really eye-opening for me. I can remember going through my stocking on Christmas morning as a kid and seeing my parents give each other looks of anticipation and excitement. I recall thinking to myself, What are they so excited for? Santa didn't bring them much and I only bought them one thing. But now that I'm on the other side of the Christmas dynamic, it's completely clear. Watching my kids open presents that I painstakingly and lovingly chose for them is better than any material present I could receive. Well, except maybe for my mini-van ;)
We're going back to Maine this summer and we have three cabins in a row! Hooray! We had such a wonderful time this summer, but with Em being so young and exclusively breastfeeding, it had its difficulties. But even with those, we had a fabulous time. Imagine next year when we have an almost 3-year-old, Tommy will be two, and Em will be 16 months? It's going to be great. Thank you, Nana and Papa, for such an exciting present!