It all added up to me having little desire for Advent or Christmas. But, three things happened, which helped change my state-of-mind.
- St. Nicklaus day was on Dec 6, so my wife and I filled our kids stockings. Just having the opportunity to make someone smile helped put me in a better state.
- My kids decided to serenade my wife and I with Christmas carols. My two oldest played the piano while all of them sang, loudly and joyfully, about Christmas.
- Then, after they were done and getting ready for bed, my youngest (Elise - 3 years-old) decided she wanted to continue to sing songs. Her cuteness ran off the rest of my doldrums.
No more daddy Scrooge in my house!