I just realized something. Until now, barely 10 days before Christmas, I still didnt write anything about it yet. Do I have something to write about it? Hmmm… let me see.
Well if there’s something special about the coming Christmas, it’s celebrating it for for the first time with Ryx around. Last Christmas, he was still inside his Mama’s tummy. Now, he will get to experience it first hand! We usually spend Christmas in Dipolog and New Year in Isabela leaving our home here in Zamboanga uninhabited during those occasions. So we dont decorate our house much. A simple decor will do just so we’ll have christmas spirit. This year we went out of our way. We bought a Christmas Tree and decorated it with balls, bells and minature saxophones. We placed some Christmas lights too. The wreaths which we usually hang on our front windows are now covered with lights. Additional Parols were also purchased to complement the decors outside the house. We did all that for Ryx! After all, Christmas is for children.
Of course, our efforts were not left unnoticed. Ryx liked them so much. Ask him where’s the christmas tree and he’ll immediately stare at it grinning! Ask him where the lantern is and he will look up at the direction where the parols were hanging.
Now that we’re beginning to wrap our gifts for everyone, he is also fascinated with them. Maybe he was wondering why gifts are piling up underneath the christmas tree. We intentionally wrapped them with various shades of gift wrapper so they will be attractive. In deed, they are catching his attention. One time, he was able to reach a small one without our knowing. The gift was covered with drools when we noticed it. 😉
Oh, what about the Christmas Stockings where Santa Claus purportedly put his gifts? I guess as early as now, we will start with that tradition. He may not enjoy the thrills that go with it yet but next year… surely he will!