Friday, December 24, 2010
The True Meaning of Christmas
Last weekend, Kylie (age 6) and her little brother came to visit while Mom went to look for a car. I put them to work helping me decorate our Christmas tree.
As we hung ornaments, Kylie told me stories about various friends at school and I soon noticed a theme. Whenever someone had misbehaved she would say, virtuously, "They don't know the true meaning of Christmas."
After about the third iteration, I said, "What is the true meaning of Christmas?"
Her face took on a trapped look and her eyes darted around the room. It was clear she hadn't expected a quiz.
"Being good on Christmas Eve, so you'll get your presents," she blurted out.
We may need to work on that.