Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I did what I set out to do

YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR A PARENT YOU TRY TO DO EVERY THING RIGHT BY YOUR CHILDREN. YOU DO THE TOOTH FAIRY THE EASTER BUNNY AND THEN SANTA. AND YOU TRY TO MAKE EVERYTHING MEMORABLE FOR YOUR KIDS.
WELL I GUESS IT DIDN'T WORK ON MINE.
SO WHEN I STARTED GETTING GRAND KIDS I THOUGHT OK HERE'S MY CHANCE AGAIN. A SECOND CHANCE IF YOU WILL. I HAD TWO OF OUR DAUGHTER'S BOYS LIVING WITH US FOR AWHILE WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG(actually I still have the oldest)
SO I DID ALL FOR THESE BOYS.........BUT AT CHRISTMAS I DID MY ALL I REALLY WENT ALL OUT......NOW I WENT ALL OUT FOR OUR KIDS TOO I DECORATED TO THE 9'S AS THEY SAY. I PLAYED THE CHRISTMAS SONGS AND SANG(badly if ya ask me) I TOOK THEM TO SEE SANTA. I TOLD THEM THE CHRISTMAS STORY AND THE STORY OF BABY JESUS.
I DID IT ALL.
AND WHEN THE KIDS AT SCHOOL TEASED THEM FOR BELIEVING IN SANTA I TOLD THEM NO MATTER WHAT YOU BELIEVE SANTA IS ALIVE AND WELL AND THAT SOME CHILDREN CAN'T BELIEVE BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEIR FAMILIES DO THINGS.
IN OTHER WORDS I MADE CHRISTMAS AS SPECIAL AS I POSSIBLY COULD.

WELL IT WORKED.

THIS YEAR JUST ON CHRISTMAS EVE MY OLDEST GRANDSON WENT TO HIS MOM'S TO BE WITH THEM CHRISTMAS MORNING. HE ASKED HIS LITTLE BROTHER WHO IS 5 "DO YOU KNOW WHO IS COMING TOMORROW NIGHT?" HE SAID "NO" MY OLDEST GRANDSON GOT UPSET. HE ASKED "DON'T YOU KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS?" HIS BROTHER SAID "NO"
SO HE ASKED"WHAT DO YOU THINK CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT?" AND HIS BROTHER SAID "STUFF I WANT"
MY OLDEST GRANDSON WAS SO UPSET HE ACTUALLY CRIED THEN CALLED ME AND SAID HIS LITTLE BROTHER KNEW NOTHING ABOUT CHRISTMAS OTHER THAN GIVE ME GIVE ME. AND HE SAID HE REMEMBERED WHEN HE WAS LITTLE HOW I MADE IT SO SPECIAL. HE SAID HIS MOM BLEW HIM OFF WHEN HE WANTED HELP TELLING HIS BROTHER ABOUT CHRISTMAS. SO I GOT INTO ACTION ......
I FOUND THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS COPIED IT SENT IT OFF TO HIS CELL FOR HIM TO READ TO HIS BROTHER. I FOUND THE CHRISTMAS STORY ABOUT JESUS AND SENT THAT TO HIM. I THEN SENT HIM THE LINK TO FIND THE CHRISTMAS SONGS AND SOME OF THE MOVIES BOTH ON YOU TUBE. THAT THEY COULD LISTEN TO AND WATCH TOGETHER. I ALSO SENT HIM THE LINK TO NORAD TO TRACK SANTA. THEN SAT BACK AND LET HIM HELP HIS BROTHER UNDERSTAND CHRISTMAS. THE NEXT DAY LITTLE MAN CAME TO ME AND ASKED DID I KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS THE REAL CHRISTMAS?  I SAID "YES YES I DID" I SAID "WHO DO YOU THINK TOLD TJ AND AJ ABOUT IT?" HE LOOKED AT ME AND GOES" YOU?" AND I SAID" YES" THEN I TOLD HIM I TOLD HIS MOM AND HIS UNCLES TOO BUT I GUESS THEY FORGOT. HE TOLD ME HE LIKED THE STORIES AND THE SONGS AND HE LIKE THE JESUS STORY THE BEST.
I GUESS I DID MY JOB.
I REALLY TRIED TO MAKE SURE THEY REMEMBERED THE TIMES THEY SPENT WITH THEIR GRANDPARENTS AS GOOD TIMES AND NOW I KNOW THEY WILL REMEMBER CHRISTMAS WITH GRANDMA AS SPECIAL.

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