Why Christmas With A Four Year Old is a Blast

Ever since my daughter’s 4th birthday, I noticed a positive difference in her. Yes, of course, four has it’s down moments but you have talked about what happened. Talking definitely makes things easier and interesting. Christmas has a whole new experience with a 4 year old and it a blast.

This year my daughter wants to take part in all the traditions and crazy about Santa. She loves everything about Santa from the reindeer to elves. She thinks the reindeers are just too cute. She loves the elves because they make toys for a living. My daughter wanted to make Santa’s life easier by mapping out where all her gifts should go. Last year, I did this for Santa but she surprised me with a plan. I loved it and went along.

My daughter is obsessed with Christmas decorations. She was before but this year it’s pure excitement whenever she sees lights out. She wanted to put the light up at our house. I agreed and then she offered to help me. I couldn’t believe it because the last 3 years I did everything by myself. Of course, I jump right on the help statement because it’s just not something I hear most for her. I told her that she had to listen and follow through with helping me the whole time. img_9157

My daughter didn’t stop there. She then wanted to help me put light on the tree as well. I didn’t expect this one either because she’s always been too little of had no interest in doing the lights on the tree last year either. She did love putting the lights on the tree though last year.

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My daughter didn’t stop there. She then wanted to help me put light on the tree as well. I didn’t expect this one either because she’s always been too little of had no interest in doing the lights on the tree last year either. She did love putting the lights on the tree though last year.

She’s most definitely helping me feel the Christmas spirit without my parents around. I’m struggling a little bit still because I wish parent could experience her love for Christmas just like them. I hope one day I can get my Christmas spirit back fully.

Christmas turned out to be a good one after all. We celebrated Christmas on Sunday with my hubby’s dad, stepmom, siblings, and significant others. All three of us got some nice things there. Then on Christmas Eve, we went to my hubby’s grandpa’s to celebrate with his mom, stepdad, siblings (again), and Uncle. On Christmas (today), we stayed home to celebrate by opening gifts and cook. My man cooked French Toast and bacon for breakfast.

I cooked Honey Chipotle pork loin, mashed potatoes, baked apples, and apple pie. Everything turned out amazing and hit the spot.

Of course, my daughter loved every moment of receiving gifts but she also loves the giving part of Christmas as well. She worked hard on her cards this year. She did everything with only a little help. She couldn’t wait to show everyone her masterpieces. I’m proud of her for working so hard on the card. It took some willpower and new listening skills for her as well as myself but the cards ended up even up so adorable and expressed her creativity for a four year old.

Like I said before, my daughter was really into Santa this year. I loved every moment of it before Santa is connected to my best memories as a child. I want to make her Santa years memorable for her as well. Santa brings her everything but two things she wanted, Cinderella and Prince Charming. She ALMOST had a tantrum about it when we were playing with the Princesses and Princes she did get (Snow White, Belle, Aurora, Prince Eric, and Beast). I saved it by saying, “Remember at the library when Santa said, you can’t always get everything you want. He will do HIS BEST to give you everything, but something it doesn’t work out.” She thankful calmed down and must have realized I’m right. It blows my mind how she even reminds now. I hate a love/hate relationship with her memory because sometimes I will forget and she will remember the most random thing.

Four years old is surely an adventure. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this age begins.

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates.

By the way, greetings from my new laptop! I’m planning on writing more now that I have something quicker and reliable.

Do you like what you’re reading? Check out my page, Kimi Ann-Marie for various of posts about life, mom life, and grieving. Check out my page, Positive Thinking About Parents Death for grieving advice about your mom or dad and reminding yourself you’re not alone.

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