I have always loved a good production. I was the kid who was putting on the neighborhood plays, making everyone’s Halloween costumes, & decorating our house for every little event. In college I did so much time in the Theatre department I almost had enough hours to claim a minor in it.
So I guess it is not a surprise to anyone who knows me that my love of plays and productions and theatre has translated over to my own little family and our observance of holidays. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised either that I have at least 1 kid who is as much into it all as I am (Miles is too young to tell – right now whatever Wylie likes, Miles likes, but that could all change as he grows a mind of his own.)
So this year we started our Advent traditions – complete with wreath, candles, readings, a calendar, and of course food and parties.
Here is what we have done so far:
Made a Wreath
Had our first dinner & lit our first candle (Hope) and read some readings, including some out of here
Made our calendar
Started counting down the days till Christmas with ornaments, small candy canes and thoughts like “dream” and “let a child lead you.”
I also have big plans for St. Lucia Day, Twelfth Night and Epiphany. So stay tuned. Right now I am going to go lay on the couch and try not to get Miles’ cold. Send me your good wishes and prayers!