A special shout out to my SITSta's at the Secret Is in The Sauce as we are having a fun Christmas Blog Day! Click here to read more: The Secret is in the Sauce: Merry SITSmas! Here are a couple (among SO MANY) of SITSters worth checking out:
Anyone looking for some great gluten free ideas or a little humor, check out Mikki's blog.
Need to read a bit from someone who "keeps it real" as they navigate their walk of faith while raising children? Oh...she is also a FABULOUS photographer! Check out Dana's blog!
Wanting some adorable photos and boy fun? Honey Mommy is the place to be!
The rest of this post is a funny Christmas story!
Can you believe Christmas is only 23 days away? My husband and I were reminiscing about fun Christmas memories that we have had over the years and I remembered how much fun my sister and I used to have sneeking into my parents bedroom and peeking at our gifts...VERY carefully un-wrapping and then wrapping them back up before our parents returned home...I'm sure we were the ONLY horrible children who ever did that right?! :)
A friend in college told me a story of when he and his brothers would do the same thing...only their parents caught onto what they had been doing. So they went out to Goodwill and bought some old beat up toys and books and wrapped them placing them where the kids had always gone to look for the gifts and storing the "real" presents over at a relatives house.
The boys, of course, snuck in and unwrapped their "Goodwill" gifts...completely bummed out, they very carefully re-wrapped them and wondered whether they had been that bad or if maybe they were poorer than they thought! He said they decided to step up their game and be EXTRA helpful and good until Christmas. However, their mom kept telling people how RELIEVED she was that she was ALL DONE with her Christmas shopping. There wasn't much hope that they would be getting anything else.
Christmas morning their parents had to wake them up to come down to open presents...there under the tree were the same re-wrapped Goodwill items that they had already found. They forced themselves to smile and try to genuinely thank their parents as they opened each gift. When they were finished, their dad said, "So, I guess we should mention that we KNOW about you guys sneaking in and unwrapping gifts before Christmas..." and then his parents burst out laughing and brought out all of the "real" gifts. It was a Christmas they will never forget!
May you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas season mixed with fun traditions and the celebration of Jesus's birth!