It was an â€œonâ€ year, meaning Cecilia and Matt were in town this Christmas (instead of in Boston with Mattâ€™s family.) The â€œonâ€ years are always my favorite, of course. This combined with the deeper understanding that Brittain had about Christmas just made the holiday all the more special.
For 3 Christmases now Iâ€™ve been afraid that Brittain wonâ€™t get enough gifts. Iâ€™m not sure why that thought ever crosses my mind because there is nothing more overwhelming than Christmas day for this child.
Santaâ€™s main gifts were a tent and a bike. We tried to get to her to at least sit on the bike, but she responded saying that the tent was much easier to use. Sheâ€™s yet to use the bike. Right now she still prefers riding the little red tricycle around the house.
Gramy, Papa and G.G. came over for Christmas brunch (we did this a few years ago and wondered why we hadnâ€™t done it again). Brittainâ€™s â€œmainâ€ gift from Gramy and Papa was a Tag reader and a couple of books to go with it. Several other people also jumped on that bad wagon and gave her other books. While I know it is something she will â€œgrow into,â€ a couple of days after Christmas she said to me, â€œMommy, will you read me a storyâ€¦with your mouth?â€
After a good rest we then headed over to Mimi and Dootâ€™s to continue the Christmas celebration. Lots of people, lots of gifts, lots of chaos. But also lots of fun.
Aunt CC and Sophie stayed in Griffin while Uncle Makew went back to Jacksonville for work, so the fun continued.