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.

Hmm.

We may need to work on that.

9 comments:

  1. I thought it meant getting hammered and doing something suitably embarassing so your frinds will have something to talk about at the New Year's Eve party. No?

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  2. "Being good on Christmas Eve, so you'll get your presents"

    Hmmm...I think that's the true meaning of every day of the year, right?

    Merry Christmas, dear.

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  3. Hmmmm...wish I'd taught my children that...maybe they'd have been better behaved! Like kyknoord's comment!

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  4. Merry Christmas! Well as long as she is good one evening a year and cute that may work for her:)

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  5. You mean that's not the true meaning? Sheez!

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  6. I actually thought I would get my son in a church when we were in MO, but it snowed and they canceled the service...I am working on that one too!

    Cute, but so true story...

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